Sohail Shahin: The Burqa (Full Covering Veil) Is Not Mandatory for Women.
Continuing the stance of government officials on the fact that women are not required to wear the burqa, Soheil Shahin; The head of the Taliban’s political office in Qatar also stated that the (Burqa) was not imposed on women in the new decree. At the same time, he said, girls can study by observing the hijab.
The head of the Taliban’s political office said that the Burqa was not imposed on women in the new decree, adding that girls have the right to access education by wearing the Hijab in the country.
Soheil Shahin, head of the Taliban’s political office in Qatar, said that the new ruling by the Afghan women wearing was not obligatory for women to wear the burqa and face, adding that girls also had the right to access education by observing the hijab.
Shahin told Talk TV that 4 million girls are currently studying in primary school and 124,000 girls and women are working and studying in public and private universities.
Regarding the closure of girls ‘schools above the sixth grade, he added that the Taliban were working on a mechanism to provide suitable conditions for girls’ education.
Explaining their Hijab, the Taliban’s special envoy to the United Nations said: “It is not obligatory for women to wear the Burqa the decree does not say that women should only wear the viel, but any kind of covering that covers the whole body of a woman is considered Hijab for us.
Shahin also confirmed in response to a reporter’s question that his own daughters are also studying in Qatar.
According to previous promises by the Taliban, all girls ‘schools in Afghanistan were scheduled to reopen on March 23 after a seven-month shutdown, but the Taliban announced a sudden decision to close girls’ secondary and high schools.
Aziz Ahmad Ryan, a spokesman for the Taliban Ministry of Education, said in a statement that the problem of reopening schools was due to disagreements over the coverage of girls’ schools at these levels.
It is worth mentioning that according to the previous promises of the Taliban, all girls’ schools were to be reopened on the March 23, 2022 after 7 months of closure; But the Taliban in a sudden decision announced the closure of girls’ schools at the secondary and high school levels.