Staff Correspondent, Chattogram: Deputy Minister for Education Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury Nowfel has said that Hefajat-e Islam chief Shah Ahmed Shafi’s comment on girls’ education is his personal views.
While exchanging views with journalists on Saturday, Nowfel said, “It is his (Shafi) personal opinion. He does not hold any executive position regarding implementation of the country’s education policy or in the education sector.”
“As the right to freedom of speech is entitled to any citizen, he has the rights to express his thoughts. As a citizen of the country, he has come up with his own analysis. However, his analysis is not consistent with the country’s policy, he added.
“With due respect, I would like to say that those of us who are practising freedom of speech, must not forget that the Constitution guarantees equal rights for all,” Nowfel also said.
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