Women can study in gender-separate varsities

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Taliban’s acting Higher Education Minister Abdul Baqi Haqqani speaks during a press conference in Kabul on Sunday.

Women in Afghanistan can continue to study in universities, including at postgraduate levels, but classrooms will be gender-segregated and Islamic dress is compulsory, the higher education minister in the new Taliban government said on Sunday.

The minister, Abdul Baqi Haqqani, laid out the new policies at a news conference, several days after Afghanistan’s new rulers formed an all-male government.

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