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Residents close schools to force removal of check-posts

Residents close schools to force removal of check-posts

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Jun 09, 2019 - 17:37

PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Residents of the Mohammad Agha district of central Logar province have closed eight schools to protest the existence of security check-posts in their areas, an official said on Sunday.

Educationinfo-icon Department spokesman Mohammad Shapur Arab told Pajhwok Afghan News eight school for girls and boys in the Dahno area of Mohammad Agha district had been closed since yesterday.

“A year ago, local uprising forces created check-posts in the area. But locals claim the check-posts have been a source of insecurity and should be removed,” he said.

Over 12,000 students, including 5,000 girls, are enrolled in these schools. They have been deprived of getting an education after the closure of the schools.

District Chief Noor Mohammad Obaidi confirmed to Pajhwok that the residents of Dahno had closed the schools and demanded the removal of the check-posts. The posts played a vital role in maintaining security.

Malak Abdullah, an inhabitant of the locality, alleged the government had created checkpoints inside their homes. The schools would remain closed until the checkpoints were removed.

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