Taliban-appointed new Vice-Chancellor of the Kabul University; has barred women from entering the university premises. Moreover, neither female students nor professors and workers; are allowed to enter inside the university. He said that this rule will remain in action; until and unless an Islamic environment is created in the university premises.
Taliban-Appointed Vice-Chancellor Bars Women from Entering the University
Muhammad Ashraf Ghairat, the Taliban-appointed new Vice-Chancellor of Kabul University; has implemented some anti-women laws in the university campus. Female students, professors, and workers; are no longer allowed to enter the university premises.
Besides that, he has also that this rule will remain in action; until and unless an Islamic environment is created inside the university. He further added that women are barred from working or studying at the university until a proper Islamic environment is provided for all, “Islam First”.
The Replacement Created a Huge Outrage Among People
Since the Taliban have appointed Ashraf Ghairat as the new Vice-Chancellor; around 70 professors and workers at the Kabul University have resigned from their position. The replacement also created a massive outrage on social media as the Islamic organization swapped Ph.D. holder, Muhammad Osman Baburi with Ghairat; who only possesses a bachelor of arts degree. Several people including the supporters of the Islamic organization slammed this decision, but what’s done is done. However, Ghairat defended himself saying that he has enough potential to manage the responsibilities of a Vice-Chancellor. Besides that, critics have also highlight Ghairat’s tweet from last year that vindicated the killing of journalists.
Universities are Intellectual Assets
The Kabul University is named after the former Afghan President, Burhanuddin Rabbani. However, the Taliban substituted the university’s name as Kabul Education University. In their defense, the members of the Islamic organization said that naming universities after political leaders is not acceptable. These are intellectual assets and should have their own identities. Since the militant group has taken over Afghanistan, they have issued a number of Diktats, most of them confining to women.
The Taliban and their Suppressive Laws for Women
Although the Taliban stated that they will not implement suppressive rules for women in Afghanistan; their actions are telling a different story. Earlier, they have also barred women from entering the ministry of women affairs in Kabul. Only men are allowed to enter that building. Besides that, they have also removed co-education from schools and universities. Moreover, women journalists are not receiving the honor they deserve.