(This story has been retracted by The Pakistan Daily after the Twitter Account pretending to Mohammad Ashraf Ghairat revealed it was a fake account run by a 20 year student at Kabul University.)
KABUL: The new chancellor of Kabul University has banned women from the campus.
In a tweet, Mohammad Ashraf Ghairat, the newly appointed chancellor said: “Folks! I give you my words as the chancellor of Kabul University: as long as real Islamic environment is not provided for all, women will not be allowed to come to universities or work. Islam first.”
There were thousands of Afghan females studying at Kabul University prior to the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan however since August 15, 2021, they have been unable to continue their education.
While several political pundits have referred to the new regime in Kabul as Taliban 2.0, such measures barring women from gaining an education have drawn criticism from various quarters.
“In this holy place, there was nothing un-Islamic,” a female lecturer told The New York Times. “Presidents, teachers, engineers and even mullahs are trained here and gifted to society,” she said. “Kabul University is the home to the nation of Afghanistan.”
The Taliban have also formed an all-male cabinet despite demands of an inclusive government. The majority of Afghan women are still not allowed to go to their workplaces and their future remains uncertain.