Girls going to school: a grave sin. Poisoning girls who go to school: pleasing to Allah. “97 Takhar students poisoned,” by Nadar Azizi and Zarghona Salehi for Rawa News, June 2 (thanks to Wimpy):
PAN, May 27, 2012: Once again radicals opposing girls” education on Sunday poisoned more than three dozen schoolgirls in northern Takhar province, the third incident of its kind over the past two months, officials said.
At least 97 students of the Bashirabad girls” high school in the northern province of Takhar were poisoned on Saturday, officials said.
Seven schoolgirls are in critical condition while the rest were discharged from hospital after treatment, Public Health Director Habibullah Rostaqi told Pajhwok Afghan News.
Education Director Abdul Wahab Zafari said most of the 8th grade and 10th grade students were victims to Saturday”s poisoning.
With the latest case, the number of poisoned school girls over the past one month had reached 400, he said.