At least 82 girls were poisoned in two schools in Afghanistan

Nearly a hundred people, including 82 girls were poisoned last weekend in two schools in Afghanistan and transferred to the hospital, as reported on Monday to the news agency EFE official sources, at a time when female secondary and higher education is prohibited by the Taliban.

Until 56 primary school girls were poisoned last Saturday, along with 3 female teachers, a teacher, two janitors and a parent at a school in the northern province of Sar-e-Pul, he told EFE the provincial information director, Mufti Ameer.

In the same region, other 26 students and four teachers they were also poisoned the next day, Ameer added.

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According to the source, “all of the students who were taken to the hospital had nausea and respiratory problems due to unknown persons they sprayed poison in the classrooms.”

However, his state of health “is good”, he added, while the authorities reported that they have already begun investigations to arrest those responsible.

This aggression takes place at a time when female secondary and university education is banned in Afghanistan, as part of the string of bans against women imposed by the Taliban since they came to power in August 2021.

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A variety of restrictions include compulsory face covering segregation by sex and require the accompaniment of a male member of their family to travel.

A series of decisions to which was added last December the veto that women work in non-governmental organizations which was harshly condemned by the international community, fearful that the humanitarian crisis that Afghanistan is experiencing will worsen.

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This regression of the rights of Afghan women is increasingly reminiscent of the position taken by the Taliban during its previous regime between 1996 and 2001, when based on a rigid interpretation of Islam and its strict social code known as pashtunwali they prohibited female attendance at schools and confined women to the home.

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