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Taliban to remove anti-Islamic notes from curriculum

When they were last in power in the 1990s, the Taliban oversaw an oppressive system that offered people limited educational opportunities and restricted women and girls to their homes.

August 30, 2021 / 06:36 PM IST
Reuters

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The Taliban's caretaker higher education minister said Sunday Afghanistan's national curriculum will be purged of elements which conflict with Islam.

Speaking at a news conference in Kabul, Abdul Baqi Haqqani claimed the country's recent history showed Afghans "won't accept anything but Islam".

When they were last in power in the 1990s, the Taliban oversaw an oppressive system that offered people limited educational opportunities and restricted women and girls to their homes.

"Afghans won't abandon Islam, Afghans won't accept slavery, they won't neglect their national values," Haqqani said.

The Taliban have said they want good relations with the international community and have promised a more moderate form of Islamic rule than when they last governed the country, but many Afghans are deeply skeptical.

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first published: Aug 30, 2021 06:36 pm
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