In just one day, their daily life was shattered. On their way to class on Wednesday morning, hundreds of Afghan women found themselves face to face with a barrage of armed guards, who prevented them from entering their universities. The day before, the Taliban announced that they would henceforth prohibit access to higher education for an indefinite period for young women, who had already been deprived of secondary education. No explanation has yet been provided to justify this decision, strongly condemned internationally.
Groups of stunned and idle students gathered outside the closed gates of their campuses in Kabul, AFP journalists noted on the spot. “We are doomed, we have lost everything”told the news agency one of them, who refused to reveal his identity for fear of reprisals from the Taliban, who patrolled around schools.