The Security Council issued a statement on Tuesday giving this information. The current chairmanship of UNSC is with India. The Security Council appealed to the Taliban to withdraw these sanctions, saying that this is a gross violation of human rights.
Condemning the ever-increasing restrictions on women’s education and their right to work in Afghanistan, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) urged the country’s Taliban rulers to immediately restore them. The Security Council issued a statement on Tuesday giving this information. The current chairmanship of UNSC is with India. The Security Council appealed to the Taliban to withdraw these sanctions, saying that this is a gross violation of human rights.
India’s Ambassador to the United Nations and UNSC President for the month of December Ruchira Kamboj issued a press release on Tuesday on behalf of the 15-nation council. The Security Council said its members are deeply concerned by reports that the Taliban have restricted access to universities for women and girls. “The Security Council reiterates its deep concern over the suspension of schools beyond the sixth grade for women in Afghanistan,” the statement said. The Security Council calls for the full, equal and meaningful participation of women and girls in the development of Afghanistan and in every sphere. ,
The UNSC appealed to the Taliban to withdraw this decision, saying that banning women’s education and work is grossly violating their human rights and fundamental freedoms. It said these sanctions are contrary to the commitments made by the Taliban to the people of Afghanistan as well as the expectations of the international community. India’s current presidency of the Security Council and its two-year UNSC term ends on 31 December.
In August last year, during India’s presidency of the Security Council, the Council adopted Resolution 2593. The resolution set the international community’s expectations regarding Afghanistan, including ensuring that Afghanistan’s soil would not be used to launch terrorist attacks against other countries. Volker Turk, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, also pointed to the serious consequences of the decision to bar women from working for NGOs in Afghanistan.
In fact, Taliban officials last week announced a complete ban on women attending university and getting an education. There is a lot of anger at the international level about this decision of Taliban and protests are also taking place in many cities of Afghanistan. Turk, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, issued a statement from Geneva saying, “No country can develop socially and economically by keeping half its population separate.”
The Taliban have widely imposed Islamic laws in Afghanistan after taking power, despite promising a more liberal regime that respected the rights of women and minorities. They have banned girls from attending secondary and higher secondary schools, barred women from most employment and ordered them to wear head-to-toe head-coverings in public. Apart from this, there is also a ban on women going to parks and gyms.
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