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#ThrowbackToday: About 25 years ago today, the Taliban had taken over Afghanistan

In today's #TBT, we dial back to the days when the Taliban had taken over Afghanistan, just like it has today. Here's how it all panned out all those years back

Published on 27th September 2021
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A 17-year-old Afghan national soccer player was one of the people who died falling from an aircraft, in video that went viral

Zaki Anwari's Facebook profile suggests that he had started studying in Kabul's Esteqlal High School only in April. The video has gone completely viral

Published on 20th August 2021
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Activists demand rollback of Taliban's decision to ban women from universities

India too joined several other leading countries in criticising the Taliban's decision and renewed its call for setting up of an inclusive government in Kabul

Published on 24th December 2022
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Afghan girls will return to school 'as soon as possible', say Taliban

The number of girls in higher education institutions has increased from 5,000 in 2001 to around 90,000 in 2018

Published on 21st September 2021
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Afghan Ministry of Education to change curriculum according to Sharia laws

It was also announced that mixed classes between girls and boys are not acceptable and some changes would be brought to the curriculum

Published on 13th September 2021
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Afghan nationals continue protest outside United Nations Human Rights Council office in Delhi, demand refugee cards

One of the protestors told the media that Afghan children cannot study anymore, the Afghan youth won't get jobs and that their future is bleak

Published on 25th August 2021
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Afghan students in the US under Fulbright scholarship fear returning to their Taliban-ruled country. Here's why

The terms of the scholarship mandate that students return to their home countries after completing the programme. Afghan students claim there has been no word frrom the officials on their status

Published on 24th January 2022
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Afghan women weep as Taliban fighters enforce university ban

The international community has urged Taliban leaders to reopen schools and give women their right to public space

Published on 22nd December 2022
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Afghanistan's secondary, high schools reopen for boys after more than a month of the country's takeover by the Taliban

Primary schools for boys and girls have already reopened and the government-run universities have remained closed

Published on 20th September 2021
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Afghanistan: Girls face bleak future as ban on secondary education continues after Taliban takeover

The Taliban took over Afghanistan in August 2021 and imposed policies that severely restricted basic rights, particularly those of women and girls 

Published on 13th July 2022
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Afghanistan: Taliban's ban on women in universities condemned by US

"This decision will come with consequences," says US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, adding the Taliban cannot hope to be a legitimate member of the international community

Published on 21st December 2022
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All Afghan girls will be allowed to attend secondary schools, Taliban working on a framework: UN official

During the Taliban's previous rule of Afghanistan from 1996-2001, they denied girls and women the right to education and barred them from working and public life 

Published on 16th October 2021
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Are schools in Afghanistan actually calling back girl students to class? Here's the truth 

At least 26 schools for girls above grade 6 have reopened in Herat city, families said. So far, none are known to have reopened elsewhere in the province, also called Herat

Published on 9th November 2021
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Around 70 teaching staff resign after Taliban sacks VC of Kabul University

Critics have highlighted a tweet by Ghairat last year in which he justified the killing of journalists

Published on 23rd September 2021
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As Afghan boys return to school, girls wait for Taliban timeline when they can join institutes

The Taliban's spokesperson Bilal Karimi had said that the halt to the education of girls was due to the transportation

Published on 30th September 2021

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