We need to talk about robotics, not women’s clothing: Dipu Moni

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August 30, 2022, 12:40 p.m.

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Minister of Education, Dr Dipu Moni. Image: Collected

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Minister of Education, Dr Dipu Moni. Image: Collected

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni said now is not the time to talk about the length of women’s clothing.

She said: “The world is moving on now, we have to talk about robotic science, we will talk about artificial intelligence. Now is not the time to talk about the length of women’s dresses. There can’t be any debate on the existence of a tip on the forehead or not.”

The Minister of Education made the comment during an exchange of views meeting with the representatives of the Education Reporters Association of Bangladesh (Erab) at the conference room of the ministry on Monday August 29.

Leaders of the Bangladesh Education Reporters Forum (BERF), an organization of education journalists, participated in the meeting.

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni said: “Community disputes are happening in some institutions. A few days ago there was talk of wearing a teep. Now there is talk again about female students’ clothes “These are problems solved in Bangladesh. In what interest, in whose interest and in whose interest are these new questions raised and problems created?”

Mentioning that there have been people of Sanatan religion and Buddhism in this country for thousands of years, she said, “Christians have come to this area, their numbers have increased. Islam came, spread here. religions, cultures and 17 languages. One nation, one state, was born out of a great movement based on one language in this country. We fought for secularism with so much bloodshed. It’s a settled question.

“In our country, people of Sanatan religion do ulu dhoni, it is part of our culture. Here in weddings, parties [event for putting turmeric on body] are held. Is it part of Muslim marriage? There is nothing more in the Muslim marriage than saying kobul, being present as a witness and praying. Those who go crazy saying that Islam dictates the length of dresses, this length should be as much, we see that when their sons and daughters marry, they observe all events including festivals,” she added. .

Referring to these aspects of culture, the Minister of Education said: “If we accept culture, but do not accept wearing a T-shirt, letting boys and girls learn songs, recite poetry is hypocrisy. We all know who promotes this duplicity in If I want secularism in my society, if I want everyone’s rights, everyone’s right to speak, everyone’s right to roam freely, then this wickedness, superstition and backwardness cannot exist.

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