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Female Education in Afghanistan in the Eye of the Storm

As the US prepares to pull out its forces out of Afghanistan by Sept 11, the law and order situation in Afghanistan keeps on deteriorating. Yesterday a blast near secondary school in Afghanistan capital, Kabul, in a predominantly Shia neighborhood , claimed the lives of least 30 people . Most of those wounded were girls. According to a witness " a woman kept on checking the bodies in search of her daughter, and upon finding her daughter's bloodstained purse, she fainted and fell to the ground"

As the date for US withdrawal approaches, many in Afghanistan are apprehensive that the gains made in female education in Afghanistan will be reversed. Unfortunately the Afghan Peace talks between the Taliban and US remain suspended, however it is intrinsic that at its resumption , the safeguard of female education be high on the agenda if not first . It is intrinsic that Pakistan also play a key role, and use its influence to safeguard female education in Afghanistan.

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It is always so upsetting to read about stories from Afghanistan, because their best case scenario has somehow become an imperialist colonizer state like the US and their worst case scenario, which is becoming realer and realer day by day are the Taliban


It is so heart-breaking that colonizers and neo-colonizers come to our nations and make us dependent on them to the extent that when they finally leave, instead of seeing the good, we see all that will go devastatingly bad. I'm not sure who to blame here, but in the subcontinent, after the British invaded, Muslim-Hindu relations broke down far more exponentially. And when they left, they left us more broken than we were, refusing to take responsibility and fix what they had broken. I see that a lot in this situation. The presence of the US exacerbated the situation in the first place, and when peace talks (that happened as a result of this exacerbation) broke down, it left Afghanistan…

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