Saturday, January 16, 2021

Terror In Afghanistan Hitting Education The Hardest: Global Report

The war in Afghanistan has once again picked up momentum with the Taliban and the ISIS indulged in a major show of strength ahead of the October general elections. The Norwegian Refugee Council noted that Education in Afghanistan is increasingly becoming a casualty of terrorism.

Terrorism in Afghanistan isn’t new and the war against terror has been on since 2001. A report titled ‘Education Under Attack’ was published by the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack in response to which the observation pertaining to Afghanistan was made by the Norwegian Refugee Council. The report published by the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack took into consideration the conflict situation in 28 nations.

The report highlights that Afghanistan along with Nigeria has suffered the most in terms of education due to terrorism and extremism. Amid the surging violence in Afghanistan, education finds itself threatened and caught in the crossfire. It was only recently that a suicide bomber targeted an education centre in Afghanistan killing a plethora of students who were preparing for university admissions. The blast inside the educational institution in the capital city of Kabul claimed more than 48 lives. The responsibility for the suicide attacks which targeted the Hazara Shia community was taken by the Islamic State.

Earlier in June, the Islamic State threatened several girls and asked them to drop out of school. Not just this but the Taliban had also shut down more than 100 schools in the Logar province of Afghanistan. In yet another incident, three staff members of the Malikyar Hotak High School were beheaded by local militants. By all means, education has taken the brunt of the surging violence in the most prolific way. The militant organisations in Afghanistan have a bifurcated agenda to undermine education in Afghanistan, especially among girls.

The Nangarhar province of Afghanistan has been affected the most by terrorism. Threats, violence and destruction narrate the story of Nangarhar and the education sector has been completely paralysed by acts of terror.

More News at EurAsian Times


Declassified Report Shows How US Wants To Co-Opt India Into Its Anti-China Strategy ‘For Next 50 Years’

The US has declassified a confidential report highlighting the importance of India in the Indo-Pacific and how Washington plans to decimate China in the...

Are Hypersonic Weapons Really ‘Super-Dupers’ And The Next Big Thing In The Global Arms Race?

Are hypersonic weapons really the next big thing in the global arms race? Two American scientists have busted the 'myth' surrounding hypersonic weapons that...

Greek Parliament Approves Rafale Fighter Jet Deal From France

The much-speculated deal between France and Greece for Rafale fighter jets is expected to be signed soon. The Greek lawmakers have given a nod...

Why Should Pakistan Be ‘Very Worried’ By India’s New Role At The UN Security Council?

India, which has begun its stint as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2021-22, will be chairing three key UN sanctions...

Indian Air Force Chief Compares LCA Tejas With Pakistani / Chinese JF-17 Thunder

Drawing a comparison between India's LCA Mk1A ‘Tejas’ and Pakistan's JF-17 fighters, Indian Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria said that the Indian jets are...