Kabul: A total of 80 girls have been poisoned in two primary schools in Sara Pol, northern province of Afghanistan, but luckily no one died.
According to the details, 60 girls were poisoned in a school named Naswane Abod School in Sangcharak district and 17 girls were poisoned in Naswane Faizabad School. Mohammad Rahmani, head of the provincial education department, said that 80 female students were poisoned. He has been shifted to hospital and his condition is now stable. However, he did not give any details about how the poison was administered. It is known that all the girls who were poisoned were students of class 1 to 6. The current Taliban government has banned the education of girls beyond standard 6. However, classes for girls’ higher education are held secretly.
- The girls were shifted to the hospital, all of them survived, an incident in northern Afghanistan
- There is no information about who gave the poison and how
- Attacks on girls’ schools continue as ultra-conservative tribal leaders do not want girls to be educated at all.
- All the girls who were poisoned were students of class 1 to 6
It is known that earlier even when there was a government with the support of America, there were cases of poisoning of such girls, release of poisonous gas towards the girls’ school. The reason behind this is that the Taliban allows girls to study even up to the sixth standard but some ultra-conservative tribal leaders do not want to educate girls at all and hence such attacks on girls’ schools continue.