Following international calls for the reopening of girls' schools above the sixth grade, some students from schools and universities have now asked the Islamic Emirate to reopen girls' schools as soon as possible.
“We ask the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan to provide the opportunity of education for all the people of Afghanistan, including boys and girls,” said Khatera, the organizer of the gathering.
The gathering's organizers said in a resolution that the closing of girls' schools is not justified by Sharia and that it will do significant harm to Afghan society.
"The current position of the government to close schools above the sixth grade for girls does not have any form of Sharia consideration, according to the principles of Islam," said Sadia Sirat, a student.
However, some women's rights activists stated that no one would benefit from the closing of girls' schools.
"Keeping the doors of schools closed is not useful for the government but has its own problems, and this leads the people of Afghanistan to lose trust in the government,” Ai Noor Uzbek, a women’s rights activist told TOLOnews.
Girls' schools above sixth grade were shut down for about a year, and the Islamic Emirate has not decided whether or not to reopen them.