Rights bodies protest Shafi’s remarks on girl’s education

Staff Correspondent

13th January, 2019 10:37:45 printer

Rights organisations on Sunday protested the remarks of Hefajat-e-Islam chief Allama Shah Ahmad Shafi who asked the parents not to send their girls to schools and colleges.

Claiming the remarks is against the constitutions, the rights bodies demanded withdraw of his comments and they also urged the government for taking action against Shafi.

The rights organisations said the remarks of Allama Shafi against women education are unexpected and regrettable.

In a statement signed by executive director of Shipa Hafiza of Ain-o-Salish Kendra (ASK) said, “The remarks is against the existing policy, laws, human rights and our constitutions.”

“ASK believe that Ahmed Shafi’s should seek apology in public and the government should take measures against him for the remarks.” 

Beside, the Bangladesh Mohila Parishad (BMP) in another statements protested Allama Shafi’s remarks saying they are talking against the rights of women for long.

BMP demanded withdraw the remarks of Shafi and they also sought statement of the government in this regard.

Earlier on Friday, Allama Shafi at a programme in Chattogram’s Hathazari urged parents not to send their daughters to schools and colleges for further education after they complete fourth or fifth grades.

Shafi said, “If you allow your girls to be educated up to eight, ninth or tenth grade, or to have MA or BA degree, they would no longer remain yours. Somebody else would take them away from you after marriage. Don’t you see incidents like this in newspapers?”