Ministry bans university entry of Afghan migrant students

Iran’s Sharq Daily on Sunday 19 February reported that the Ministry of Education had instructed universities to refuse the entry of Afghan migrant students holding refugee certificates, writes Nizamuddin Rezahi for Khaama Press.

These students will have to travel to Afghanistan and enter Iran with passports and study visas to be enrolled in universities and educational institutions, the announcement said. This comes as none of the Afghan embassies can issue fresh passports to Afghan nationals since the return of the Taliban to power in August 2021. Additionally, the central passport department in Kabul has also stopped issuing passports for the past couple of months.

Those Afghan citizens holding ‘Amayesh’ cards are recognised as legal refugees in Iran according to the UN Refugee Agency. International human rights conventions will have to oblige Iran to respect the refugee rights of these people. Herewith, Afghan refugees are wrestling with systematic discrimination in Iran.
Full report on The Khaama Press site