Islamic School ban co-education in Uttar Prades:India
One more acute example of injustice in the name of religion.I am nobdy to blame any particular religion, but unfortunately the interprater of religious books thinks that they have every right to pass such kind of vedict.
The condition of women in India is very bad, they are treated as subordinate or you can say slave.If i say some something about one particular community, the siyuation is even worse.The litreacy level is quite low in case of muslim population, and in case of women it just 50%.
This kind of incident, of not allowing co-education, is going to backfire in long run.They are already a marginalised section of society and this kind of move will make the condition worse.
When and how , they will understand that knowledge is the only sourse of liberation and power, probably the clerics know it better, thats why they want to deprive women from this realisation.
Describing co-education in schools as ‘‘anti-Islamic and against the sharia’’, Uttar Pradesh Board of Madrassa Education (UPBME) has
banned the system in seminaries across the state. This has evoked strong reactions from clerics and community members who oppose the ban. Most community leaders say that with the limited means and scope of education of Muslim children, such restrictions will deprive them of learning.
In his defence, UPBME chairman Haji Rizwan Haq said that in Islam, ‘parda’ (veil) is essential and co-education encourages ‘‘be-pardagi’’ (women without veils). This, he says, flies in the face of sharia and since madrassas are centres of Islamic education, it’s important to implement the sharia in these institutions,’’ Haji Rizwan said.
‘‘In a madrassa, we tell students to follow the tenets and traditions of Islam. The education stands on the two pillars of Quran and Sunna. Islam doesn’t permit free interaction between boys and girls,’’ the Haji said.
In UP, there are more than 16,000 madrassas of which only over 1,900 are affiliated to UPBME. There are some seven lakh students. Specific courses framed on specialisations like Maulvi and Munshi (equal to matriculation), Aalim (BA), Kamil and Fazil (MA). Although only a few madrassas allow co-education, particularly in regions with specific institutions for Muslim girls, UPBME members believe that such a ban won’t affect a majority of students. But some clerics, who oppose the ban, disagree.
‘‘As it is, the tendency to send children for education is not very prevalent (within the community). Such restrictions will further discourage them,’’ says Maulana Khalid Rashid Firangi Maheli, Imam of Eidgah Aishbagh.