Taliban leader Sirajuddin Haqqani says “we keep naughty women at home”

Sirajuddin Haqqani, the Taliban leader and acting interior minister of Afghanistan. (AFP file photo)

The Taliban have promised to give “good news” about the return of girls to the country’s schools. But those who have protested the regime’s restrictions on women’s rights should stay at home, a senior group official said.

“We keep naughty women at home,” Sirajuddin Haqqani, Afghanistan’s acting interior minister, said in an interview. CNN.

As Sirajuddin smiled and commented, the Taliban leader explained what he meant by the phrase. “Speaking of naughty women, it was a joke to refer to those naughty women controlled by any other party to question the present government.”

In the same interview on Monday, the Taliban’s deputy leader promised that girls would be allowed to go to school soon.

He argued that girls could already go to primary school. “Above that grade, a system is being worked out to allow girls to enter high school,” he said in his first television interview.

“Soon you will hear very good news about this,” Haqqani added.

According to Haqqani, the “process” was linked to the school dress code, explaining that education should be based on Afghan “culture” and “Islamic rules and principles.”

In a recent decree, the Taliban regime banned female students above the sixth grade from attending their classes. The girls have been asked to stay at home until the Islamic Emirate announces their next decision.

Haqqani added that the Taliban government wanted “good relations with the United States and the international community.”

Asked if his party still considers the United States an enemy, he said it “does not see them (the United States) as an enemy” and is committed to the Doha Accords and seeks relations with the United States based on policy and diplomatic rules. , According to Tolo News.

The Taliban took control of Afghanistan after the withdrawal of US troops in August last year.

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