EU calls to reopen schools for Afghan girls

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On Monday, the European Union denounced the Taliban’s decision to ban girls from receiving secondary education and believed it reduced the movement’s chances of achieving “desired” legitimacy.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Taliban regime issued a decree banning girl students above grade six from attending their classes. The girls were asked to stay at home until the Islamic Emirate announced its next decision.

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“The European Union and its member nations, together with international partners, condemn the Taliban’s decision until further notice of secondary level education for more than one million Afghan girls.

This is a gross infringement of the fundamental right to education for all children, glorified in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and many international human rights instruments. Afghanistan is a state party.

The Islamic Emirate’s decision has drawn strong reactions worldwide, with the foreign ministers of Canada, France, Italy, Norway, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union’s High Representative issuing a joint statement on Friday.

To condemn the Taliban’s decision to deny so many Afghan girls the opportunity to eventually go back to school. (ANI)

 

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