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Islamic Emirate Reopens Universities for in Hot Areas

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KABUL: The Islamic Emirate on Wednesday said they have reopened public universities for all in hot areas that include six provinces of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces.

Since they swept into power in mid-August, the international community has watched to see whether the Islamic Emirate will impose restrictions on women or not. The international community has repeatedly voiced concerns over the closure of schools and universities for female students.

The Taliban have imposed several restrictions, many of them on women, since their takeover — women have been banned from many jobs outside the health and teaching sector, and girls have not been able to go to school after grade six.

This comes as the European Parliament is hosting a two-day conference about Afghan women to assess the situation of women in Afghanistan.

The Islamic Emirate has repeatedly said that it is committed to the rights of women based on Islamic and national values.

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