In a shocking turn of events, the Taliban government in Afghanistan has banned Afghani women from getting higher education, closing down schools, colleges, and universities without giving any concrete reason.
This shocked the entire world, especially the people in Muslim countries as this is a clear violation of human rights, and is discouraged in Islam. One of the many Muslim women activists in the world to lambast the Taliban government is Malala Yousafzai who has spoken out against the Taliban.
The Nobel Peace prize laureate openly expressed her discontentment over the ban, suggesting that the "quest to learn" cannot be suppressed. Earlier, Yousafzai had come to Pakistan with a mission for girls' education.
Malala Yousafzai was also a victim of a nearly fatal attack by the Taliban when she demanded women in Swat region to be allowed to go to schools in 2009.
Yousafzai tweeted, "The Taliban may lock all the classrooms and university gates in the country — but they can never lock up women's minds. They cannot stop girls from seeking knowledge. They cannot kill the quest to learn."
The Taliban may lock all the classrooms and university gates in the country — but they can never lock up women's minds. They cannot stop girls from seeking knowledge. They cannot kill the quest to learn. https://t.co/N6qR0yzMgO— Malala (@Malala) December 21, 2022
The female education activist's tweet met with positive response from Twitterati who were equally furious and demanded the Taliban government to revert their decision.
The Taliban administration's ban on women's education received widespread backlash from international figures, with many countries including Pakistan and Saudi Arabia condemning the prohibition.
The Taliban regime returned to power in Afghanistan in August 2021 after international forces — led by the United States — left Afghanistan war-scarred after staying 20 years.
Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar in the open market on February 27, 2024 (Tuesday).
In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.4 for buying and 282.3 for selling.
Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 76.7.
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