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Taliban spokesman Sohail Shaheen admits his daughters go to school despite the ban on girls’ education in Afghanistan -by Ecork

In March, the Taliban backtracked on the system over reopening girls’ schools in Afghanistan.

Taliban spokesman Sohail Shaheen admitted that his daughters go to school, even though girls are banned from education in Afghanistan. He unveiled the new show of TV presenter Piers Morgan on Talk TV.

Morgan confronted the Taliban spokesman and asked if his daughters had been allowed to get an education, according to a clip of the show posted on Twitter by Piers Morgan Uninsured.

“Of course yes. They wear the hijab, which means we have not denounced our people,” Shaheen said in the tense conversation. Then Mr. Morgan replied, “So your daughters get an education because they do what you tell them.”

Social media users were quick to respond to the clip, calling for Suhail Shaheen to be hypocritical. One Twitter user He said: The daughters of this man veil and learn. This man’s only daughter plays in the Qatari football team. This guy’s daughter has a Qatari boyfriend. Afghan girls wear the hijab but are deprived of education after sixth grade and cannot play sports.” else He added, “Hypocrisy! The Taliban allow their children to go to school and prohibit the education of others.”

It is noteworthy that schools in Afghanistan have not yet opened their doors to girls despite previous promises from the Taliban that they would be able to resume their education.

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Initially, schools were scheduled to open in March, however, the two students announced on the day they were supposed to open that they would remain closed. The group offered no clear explanation for the shift, even as officials held a ceremony in the capital, Kabul, to mark the start of the school year, saying it was up to the country’s leadership.

The Taliban had promised a softer version of the harsh Islamist rule that characterized their first period in power from 1996 to 2001, however, many restrictions had already been imposed. Some Afghan women initially backed away from the rules, organizing small protests demanding the right to education and work. But, according to AFP, the gang leaders were quickly arrested by the Taliban, who eventually remained silent.

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