Hefazat chief speaks against girls’ education

Staff Correspondent . Chattogram | Prothom Alo Jan 12, 2019

Shah Ahmad Shafi

Hefazat-e-Islam chief Shah Ahmad Shafi has asked the parents not to send their daughters to educational institutions.

The Hefazat ameer also took oath from the participants of a Chattogram mahfil (religious gathering) not to educate their girls up above fourth or fifth grade on Friday.

Shafi was speaking in an annual mahfil of Al-Jamiatul Ahlia Darul Ulum Muinul Islam Madrasa of Hathazari where he is the director general.

“Don’t send your girls to schools-colleges. You can educate them up to fourth or fifth grade so that they can calculate the money and send letter to their husband.” said Hefazat chief.

He then urged the participants to take the vow saying, “If you educate them up to eight, ninth or tenth grade, to MA or BA, they would no more remain yours. Somebody else would take them away. Don’t you see incidents like this on newspapers?

In 2013, the Hefazat chief sparked controversies by comparing the girls with ‘tamarind’.

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