The new educational year will start in time while hundreds schools closed due to insecurity and threat of terrorist groups across the country.
BNA analyst analyzing and evaluating the issue writes millions of students are eagerly waiting for ringing the bells of their schools. The new educational year of 1396 will start within a couple of days. In spite of that, millions of students are happy for starting the educational year, unfortunately, thousands of others are looking with disappointment in to the new educational year, because, from more than seventy thousand schools in Afghanistan more than a thousand of them are closed due to insecurity and threats of terrorist groups and the students are deprived attending schools.
This horrible problem is more acute in provinces like Helmand, Farah, Kunduz, and Shendand-Harat, because terrorist networks are more active there and due to their wrong conception have closed the doors of schools and deprived the students of acquiring knowledge the basic principle of Islamic sacred religion. The savage and ignorant Taliban have never concealed hostility against education and the people engaged in education system. Although, they have trained in religious schools, in spite of that they show grave animosity against science and knowledge and the system of education in the country. As, they have not only closed the doors of schools for the girls in Shendent-Harat province, but their terrorist activities badly affected male education there.
These medieval and ignorant groups, disseminating letters have said that five girls’ schools in the capital of Farah province should be close because of the existence of human skeletons in the laboratories of the schools. Likewise, the barbaric activities of these prehistoric people have caused the closure of the schools in other province, or establishing a panic situation has barred the girls from attending school. Taliban during their five-year reign in Afghanistan barred the girls going to school. Passing 15 years from the collapse of their despotic regime that seen great changes and development in international level, still they have remained as the enemies of science and technology and not learnt anything about national values and interests. Taliban have closed the doors of more than thousand schools to the sons and daughters of this country while they claim for implementation of Islamic laws and instructions of Islam but in practice, they act against all those sacred Islamic principles.
The great prophet of Islam PBUH has started his prophecy with the beautiful of “Read”. It has quoted the great prophet who has said that acquiring knowledge is the obligation of both Muslim man and woman. All these facts clearly indicate that acquiring knowledge, reading, and writing are obligation of every Muslim, then why Taliban are acting against these clear and flagrant Islamic values. The answer is clear, because Taliban use Islamic slogans for achieving their objectives as their masters instructed and know little about Islam and Islamic teachings. If it is no so, they have never barred the Afghan children from going school. Contrary to Taliban’s hostility to education, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan considering itself a patron and supporter of education in the country, trying to provide all opportunities for the children to attend school, to eliminate illiteracy the main obstacle on the way of development and prosperity of the country and the major source of all problems, Afghan nation suffering. Therefore, the Afghan people seriously ask Taliban with better understanding, Islamic Teachings and instructions not bar the children going school anymore, otherwise, would be responsible before God Almighty and the history will condemn them as the enemies of science and knowledge.