New Delhi: Toeing the Taliban line, Jamiat Ulema-e Hind, one of the most vociferous Muslim organisations in the country, has aired its resentment towards the concept of co-ed schools and believes boys and girls should be given formal education separately to prevent “immorality and misbehaviour,” TimesNow reports. The organisation has also urged even non-Muslim parents to adhere to the norm.
Maulana Arshad Madani, president of the body says, “Immorality and obscenity are not teachings of any religion. It has been condemned in every religion of the world because these are the things that spread misbehaviour in the society. Therefore, we will also ask our non-Muslim brothers to refrain from giving co-education to their daughters to keep them away from immorality and misbehaviour, and to set up separate educational institutions for them.”
The working committee of the organisation met on Monday and discussed ways to reform this so-called ‘immoral’ society by creating separate spaces for boys and girls.
Madani, however, endorses the importance of education and believes that Muslims have always preached the value of education, or else madrasas wouldn’t have had any significance.
He states a separate structure is needed to avoid any discrimination. “We desperately need schools and colleges in which our children, especially girls, can get higher education without any hindrance or discrimination,” Madani points out.