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After 350 years, Delhi Girls Allowed To Enjoy The Forbidden Fruit of Knowledge

March 29, 2012  by: Paulose  Points: 15   Category: Social    Views: 709

It is a welcome news that the girls of Delhi can now enjoy the fruit of knowledge through education. The doors of historic Anglo Arabic Senior Secondary School at Ajmeri Gate in Old Delhi are opened to the girls, who were not allowed for 350 years.

         

It is a welcome news that the girls of Delhi can now enjoy the fruit of knowledge through education. The doors of historic Anglo Arabic Senior Secondary School at Ajmeri Gate in Old Delhi are opened to the girls, who were not allowed for 350 years. The school was admitting only boys, all these three and a half centuries. It is a glad news to all people who love gender equality.

The managing committee of the erstwhile madrassa Ghaziuddin, now known as Anglo Arabic Senior Secondary School, has passed the proposal of admitting girls, with an overwhelming majority. The school was started in Old Delhi with the name Madrassa Ghaziuddin Khan in the 1690s.

A historical school that closed its portals to girls

Initially founded by Ghaziuddin Khan, a general of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, in 1690, the madrassa Ghaziuddin Khan was not allowing girls into the educational institutions as per the traditions. Ghaziuddin Khan is also known as the first Nizam of Hyderabad. Although the school was closed in 1790 due to political changes, it was revived in 1792. When the British came to power, they converted Madrassa Ghaziuddin Khan school into Anglo Arabic College in 1828. The school has been a primary minority institution, protecting the interests of the Muslims.

The decision of the 350-year-old Anglo Arabic Senior Secondary School committee, opening its doors to girl students, is a great landmark in the history of Delhi since the Mughal period. Girls can study in this historic school from the next academic year.

Reasons for not allowing girl students in the school

1) Traditional Muslims were not willing to send their daughters to high schools. They were scared that the traditional discipline of their teen daughters might be spoiled.

2) After the primary education, traditionalists preferred their daughters, having religious orientation than secular academic studies.

3) Traditional elders thought that high school education for Muslim girls may yield them chances to go “astray”.

4) The poor conditions that prevailed in the Old Delhi area pulled the Muslims back, who were under the impression that they might not find suitable grooms for their daughters if they educate them in high schools. If Urdu schools were available, they could send girls there.

5) Only a few came forward to promote social justice and the empowerment of marginalized Muslim women.

Time has come to think of equality among human beings. Discrimination among human beings will lead only to chaos. Male or female, everyone has equal rights to enjoy life on this earth.
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