“If my sister & my mother can’t study, then I don’t accept this education” Afghan professor tears his certificate to oppose Taliban’s ban on women getting an education

A Kabul University professor has spoken out against the Taliban’s restriction on women enrolling in Afghan colleges under Sharia law.

The Taliban earlier this month forbade female students from enrolling in Afghan universities.

International outrage over this has been generated.

An Afghan professor from Kabul University tore up his diplomas during a live debate programme on TOLO News, declaring that he does not need them if the country’s women are not allowed access to education.

Shabnam Nasimi, a former policy advisor to the Minister for Afghan Resettlement & Minister for Refugees, shared the debate show on Twitter.

Ismail Mashal, a lecturer at Kabul University, held up his diplomas before tearing them apart one by one.

While tearing the certificates, the professor said, “I do not need these certificates as now there is no place for education in this country. I cannot accept this education if my sister and mother cannot study.”

Taliban has also barred women from most jobs and made it compulsory for women to wear Hijabs and Burqas. Besides, Afghan women are also banned from public parks and gyms. 

Then, on Dec. 20, the Sharia-compliant Taliban regime banned university access for female students.

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