Demands to conduct judicial investigation to identify and punish the involved personnel
DU authority mulls to cancel admission of scarf wearing female students; Mia Ghulam Parwar renounces
Nayeb-e-Ameer of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami and former member of the Parliament Professor Mia Ghulam Parwar has issued the following statement on 27th August, 2017 protesting and condemning the Dhaka University authority’s move to cancel admission of those female students who wear scarf on their heads in the picture that they attached with the university admission forms.
“I am severely condemning the Dhaka University authority’s move to cancel admission of those female students who wear scarf on their heads in the picture that they attached with the university admission forms. Such a decision from the authority of a historic and renowned university is unjustified, unexpected and unprecedented.
This incident is beyond imagination in a country where over 90 percent of the total populations are Muslims. 160 million people of this country are highly aggrieved and dissatisfied over such a move that goes completely against the Islamic education, Islamic culture and heritage.
It is the fundamental religious rights of the adult Muslim women to cover their heads with scarf. According to Islamic principles, it is mandatory to wear religious attires for every adult Muslim female student. No one has the right to create any sort of obstruction or hurdles in this regard.
Dhaka University authority has violated the constitution and the law by cancelling those pictures which show the students had scarf to cover their heads. The Dhaka University authority has no right to interfere into the religious fundamental rights of the students. Such kinds of anti-Islamic activities must be stopped immediately.
I am also calling upon the concerned authorities to conduct a judicial investigation to find out the personnel, involved with this incident in order to ensure exemplary punishment against them.”