The Taliban regime in Afghanistan ordered closure of secondary schools for girls, just hours after these reopened for the first time since last August.
The sudden move is likely to spark fresh concerns over girls’ education in the war-torn nation. Upon capturing power in the country, the Taliban had promised to ‘protect’ the rights of women, children and minorities.
Previously, the Taliban ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001, after which they were driven away by the US-led forces who arrived here in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.
The Haryana State Assembly on Tuesday passed the Haryana Prevention of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Bill, 2022, against religious conversion by allurement, coercion or fraudulent means.
Any religious priest or other person intending to organize a conversion shall give prior notice to the District Magistrate giving information about the venue.
A copy of such notice or declaration shall be pasted on the notice board of the office of the District Magistrate. If any person has any objection, then he can file his objection in writing within 30 days.