'Literacy among girls of Muslim community needed'

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Aligarh, Nov 8 (UNI) Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari's wife Salma Ansari today highlighted the need of education, especially among the Muslim girls, and asked their parents to send them to school.

''There is still a dearth of education among the girls belonging to the Muslim community,'' Ms Ansari said at the Aligarh Muslim University here on the occasion of the birth anniversary of its founder Sir Syyed Ahmad.

''Either the parents don't pay attention towards them, or they don't want their daughters to be literate,'' she noted, advising the parents to change their thinking as no religion could progress without education.

She said it was also not necessary that one should acquire learning from only convent school. ''Getting education from any institute works, but the person should be well aware of his or her culture'' Ms Ansari added.

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