Sources confirmed to KabulNow that the Taliban intelligence agents have arrested Sakhidad Sangin, a lecturer at Badakhshan University, a week earlier in the north-eastern Badakhshan province. He opposed the Taliban’s ban on women education, one of his friends said.
Lecturers and students of Badakhshan University cannot comment regarding Sangin’s arrest fearing the Taliban’s threats, a source said, adding that another lecturer was now assigned to teach instead of the detained lecturer.
Sangin is a Hazara and Ismaili Shiite from the northern province of Baghlan.
He taught English language and literature at the University and was detained by the Taliban’s intelligence agents a week earlier while leaving the University’s campus.
The Taliban’s bans on women’s education and work have sparked protests and criticisms among Afghan academic community members.
In most cases, the group has responded with detaining the protesters, particularly university lecturers, without providing any clarification on the reasons behind the arrests.