Kabul. The matter of ban on women’s education in Afghanistan can now create trouble for Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada, the supreme leader of the Taliban government. Senior Taliban officials are considering removing Akhundzada. Top sources associated with the Taliban government said, growing frustration on the issue of women’s education threatens to break the unity of the government. First Deputy Prime Minister Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar or Ameer-ul-Momineen is being seen as an alternative to replace Akhundzada.
Last year, the Taliban imposed a ban on women’s education.
A high-level source said that the discussion is still in the initial stage. Let us tell you that in December last year, a ban was imposed on women’s education in universities. The Taliban government was strongly opposed to this decision on international forums. Interior Minister Sirajuddin Haqqani and Defense Minister Mullah Mohammad Yakub are not in favor of action by hardliners and want the government to be overturned.
Akhundzada is not getting ready to lift the ban
However, his talks with Supreme Leader Akhundzada did not succeed, as Akhundzada is insisting that he will not withdraw the ban under international pressure. Sources said that Haqqani and Yakub are not in favor of accepting this position. He argues that international support for Afghanistan is vital. “There is no logical reason for this (Akhundzada),” said a top source.
Preparing to remove Akhundzada
The source said, “High officials are therefore thinking of a solution and are thinking of changing the supreme leader.” Education is closed to women and girls from middle school onwards and all women are required to cover themselves from head to toe in a burqa in public. Recently, the government has also banned women from working in non-governmental organizations that help provide aid in the impoverished country.
Yakub is trying to keep pace with foreign powers
Explain that Haqqani and Yakub (son of Taliban founder Mullah Muhammad Omar), who lead the moderate faction, are trying to coordinate with major foreign powers. As they struggle to manage Afghanistan’s crumbling economy. Together they control the security forces and hold sway over large parts of the country.