The Ministry of Vice and Virtue said that some groups are attempting to portray the current government as an enemy of women's rights and girls' education.
In a meeting with Iran's ambassador to Kabul, Hassan Kazemi Qomi, Mohammad Khaled Hanafi, the acting minister of vice and virtue, discussed relations between the two countries and the situation of Afghan immigrants in Iran.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Vice and Virtue, Akif Muhajir, said that the Islamic Emirate is committed to upholding women's rights in accordance with the Sharia law.
“Some groups are attempting to portray us as enemies of women's rights and education with their propaganda, despite the fact that Islam is the only religion to explicitly state that women have rights and are part of humanity. We are committed to upholding all the rights of women, in accordance with the Sharia laws,” Muhajer added.
Meanwhile, a number of female students criticized the closure of secondary schools and universities in the country and asked the Islamic Emirate to reopen schools and universities for women and girls.
“I ask the Islamic Emirate to reopen schools and universities for women and girls. We are worried about our fate and future,” Halima, a student told TOLOnews.
“Educational centers should not be closed to us. We ask the Islamic Emirate not to play with our future,” said Sadaf, another student.
"Schools and universities should reopen as quickly as possible, and women should be permitted to work in order to end the current situation in Afghanistan,” said Fazl Hadi Wazin, a university lecturer.
According to the Ministry of Vice and Virtue, Iran's envoy to Kabul said the issue of women's rights in Afghanistan is an internal issue, and that Iran would not interfere in Afghanistan's matters. The Islamic Emirate should address this issue properly, he said.
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