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The UN Security Council is calling on the Taliban to allow Afghan girls to go to school

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FILE PHOTO: A 4th grade elementary school student attends a class in Kabul, Afghanistan October 25, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra/File Photo

March 28, 2022

(Reuters) – The United Nations Security Council has expressed its deep concern at a decision by the Afghan Taliban rulers to deny girls access to higher education, urging the group to reopen schools for girls without delay.

“The members of the Security Council … reaffirmed the right to education for all Afghans, including girls,” the United Nations said in a statement on Sunday.

Last week, on an announcement that high schools would open for girls, the Taliban backtracked, saying they would remain closed until a plan under Islamic law was worked out for their reopening.

The United States abruptly canceled meetings with the Taliban in Doha to discuss important economic issues over the decision, US officials said on Friday.

The Security Council requested Deborah Lyons, UN Special Envoy for Afghanistan, to engage with relevant Afghan authorities and stakeholders on the issue and to report on progress.

(Edited by Raju Gopalakrishnan)

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