Bangladesh Parliament directs madrassas to play personality cult

Feeling a little desh centric tonight. This is a corker.

Action advised for madrassahs not hanging PM, Mujib portraits
United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka

A parliamentary body asked the Madrassah Education Board chairman to identify and take action against the madrassahs refraining from performing national anthem, hoisting the national flag and hanging portraits of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and prime minister Sheikh Hasina.
The parliamentary standing committee on government assurances in its 3rd meeting at Sangsad Bhaban Sunday issued the directive for action against the Islamic educational institutions not complying with the new government’s executive order approved by the cabinet.
Committee president M Fazle Rabbi Miah presided over the meeting.
The meeting also reviewed the implementation of the assurances given during the 7th and 8th parliaments and the 1st session of the 9th parliament on different issues under the ministries of education, environment and forest, and power, energy and mineral resources

It is really odd that some people in authority figure it important to hang pictures of human beings in Islamic institutions. Theres something about ex colonial nationalism's foci on personality cults, narcissistic national ritual and rather naff norms that's frankly quite insidious.

We do not even represent Our Prophet's image in mosques. As if contemporary Islamic education didn't have enough failings, holes and challenges already.

I pray for a sweet nuronic rain to: clean the air, trap the dust and uloominate.

1 comment:

Manas Shaikh said...

That's bad. Very.