Education is our right: Afghan women are protesting against the Taliban’s decision to keep them out of school

Education is our right: Afghan women are protesting against the Taliban’s decision to keep them out of school

Education is our right: Afghan women are protesting against the Taliban’s decision to keep them out of school

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A good number of females came on the streets in Kabul Afghanistan to protest against the Taliban and their main demand is of opening the schools.

The protestors protested near the education the Taliban’s ministry of education in Kabul on saturday, Calling for extremist group to reopen secondary schools for girls in Afghanistan as chants of “education is our right” echoed through the streets.

The protest was broken up by Taliban gunmen, but women who attended the protest said they were willing to die for girls’ right to education. Several organizations are planning further demonstrations to challenge the hard-line regime’s decision. When it comes to standing up for freedom and girls who want to go to school, I’m ready to die, a teacher who attended the protest told the BBC. We are here for our daughters’ right to education. Without that right, we might as well be dead already. Women’s rights activist Mahbouba Seraj asked on Afghan Tolo TV: How can we, as a nation, still trust your words? What should we do to please you? Should we all die?

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