Kabul (EFE).- Almost a hundred people, including 82 girls, were poisoned last weekend in two schools in Afghanistan and transferred to the hospital, official sources reported to EFE on Monday.
Up to 56 of the primary school girls were poisoned last Saturday, in addition to 3 teachers, a teacher, two janitors and a parent at a school in the northern province of Sar-e-Pul, the provincial information director told EFE, Mufti Ameer.
In the same region, another 26 female students and four female teachers were also poisoned the next day, Ameer added.
The same source assured that all the students who were taken to the hospital had nausea and respiratory problems “because unknown persons sprayed poison in the classrooms.”
However, his state of health “is good,” he added, while the authorities reported that they have already begun investigations to arrest those responsible.
Rights denied by the Taliban to women
This aggression takes place at a time when female secondary and university education is banned in Afghanistan, as part of a series of bans against women that the Taliban imposed since it came to power in August 2021.
The plethora of restrictions include mandatory face coverings, gender segregation and requiring a male family member to accompany you to travel.
A series of decisions to which was added last December the veto on women working in non-governmental organizations, which was harshly condemned by the international community, fearful that the humanitarian crisis that Afghanistan is experiencing will worsen.
This regression of the rights of Afghan women is increasingly reminiscent of the position taken by the Taliban during its previous regime between 1996 and 2001, when based on a rigid interpretation of Islam and its strict social code known as Pashtunwali, they prohibited female attendance at schools and confined women in the home.