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Taliban leaders send their girl children to school: UN

Monday, 10 December 2012
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New Delhi, December 10:

A top UN official today claimed that some Taliban leaders, who issued fatwa against girls' education during their rule in Afghanistan, have themselves sent their female children to schools run with the support of the international body.

Louis-Georges Arsenault, who was UNICEF Representative in Afghanistan from 1998 to 2001, also claimed that Taliban issued fatwa against girls' education during their regime (1996 to 2011) as the group feared that "movement" of women and girls on the streets would "distract the focus" of their fighters from their "task ahead".

Arsenault, who took over as UNICEF India Representative a couple of months ago, made these remarks this while addressing the National Consultation on Education in Areas Affected by Civil Strife here.

During their rule, Taliban issued Fatwa against girls' education and declared that there will be no girl education in the country, Arsenault said.

He said top Taliban officials had "openly" told UN officials who were talking to them at that point of time that the fatwa was issued because they needed their troops to focus the task ahead and not be distracted by the movement of women and girls.

Despite the diktat, there were NGOs, community leaders and teachers who were in hiding providing some kind of education to the children in some parts of the country.

The UNICEF went about quietly without attracting media attention in working on school education in collaboration with these segments of population and taking expertise from Government officials and academicians.

"Some of the Taliban fighters were sending their girls in schools any way," said Arsenault, who is credited with managing one of UNICEF's largest humanitarian operations, including the coordination of relief and rehabilitation services to over 250,000 women, children and men displaced by Afghan conflict.

According to the UNICEF, Arsenault, despite the Taliban's edicts against girls' education, initiated several projects to arrange private schooling for them.

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TALIBAN IS A MAKE OF ZIONIST

How human have short vision and memory, there is famous Tradition, that from East a group will raise who will look very religious but from inside they have devils heart. Taliban is a shame to humanity and especially to Muslims and Islam, ask these idiots? when girls can’t get education, then they send their women to which Gynecologist, naturally to men Gynecologist or to devils gynecologist? Wake up, this Taliban is a make of Jews Zionist, invested billions and today they are giving the evil fruit to Islamic world with sham and shame. No doubt they are damned and cursed in this world and hell in after. Every Muslim should hate and discard this kafer group.

Mallah story is fake or

Mallah story is fake or strange story she was shot at the head still she alive
pakistani people and government is fooling the people with this fake story

good move, hope taliban

good move, hope taliban comes out of radicalism and turn to peaceful teachings of Islam.

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