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Taliban orders girl high schools remain closed

The Jerusalem Post reports: “The Taliban on Wednesday backtracked on their announcement that high schools would open for girls, saying they would remain closed until a plan was drawn up in accordance with Islamic law for them to reopen.

Teachers and students from three high schools around the capital Kabul said girls had returned in excitement to campuses on Wednesday morning but were ordered to go home. They said many students left in tears.

‘We all got disappointed and we all became totally hopeless when the principal told us, she was also crying,’ said a student, not being named for security reasons.

The last time the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, from 1996 to 2001, they banned female education and most employment…”

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