Afghan schoolgirls demand Taliban allow girls to return to school

A group of Afghans schoolgirls in Herat protested Monday against a Taliban decision to ban girls from attending school. The girls demanded to be allowed to return to school saying that forcing them to stay away would leave a whole generation uneducated. 

The Taliban-run education ministry had said girls would be given equal access to education, albeit in gender-segregated settings. Last week, they asked boys from grades six to 12 back to school, but made no mention of girls in those grades returning to school.

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