Local sources have reported that the Taliban detained Jawid Noorzad Kakar, the deputy of student affairs at the Roshan Afghanistan Online University (RAOU) in Kabul.
Sources confirmed to the Hasht-e Subh Daily on Sunday, January 14, that Taliban intelligence forces apprehended him in Kabul five days ago and transferred him to an undisclosed location.
According to sources, the Taliban detained Kakar due to his involvement with the “Roshan Afghanistan Online University (RAOU).”
Established on December 20, 2022, in response to the Taliban’s ban on girls’ education, “Roshan Afghanistan Online University (RAOU)” has since provided online education to several girls.
Efforts by Kakar’s colleagues and family to determine his fate have, so far, yielded no results.
The Taliban have not issued any statement on this matter.
It’s worth noting that, in addition to continuing their restrictions on women and girls, including closing the doors of education to girls above the sixth grade, the Taliban closed university gates to women and girls on December 20 of last year.
The Taliban’s persistent prohibition on women and girls’ education, study, and work has consistently generated widespread domestic and international reactions. However, the group has not yet responded positively to these reactions and demands.