Muslim girls ahead in education and hygiene says, Prof Amir Ullah Khan

HYDERABAD: Prof Amir Ullah Khan, a development economist and key member of Sudhir Commission said that the Muslim girls are excelling those from other communities in education and personal hygiene.

He stated that “It is a misconception that Muslims are backward in education in India. They too are competent in education. Out of 80% girls who acquire education across India, nearly 90% of them are Muslims. These 90% get at least primary education, which is most important for living. Also, they are in better health as they wash hands five times a day while performing ablution.”

He was speaking at ‘financial assistance to orphans’ event, organised by Hyderabad Zakat and Charitable Trust.

He further added that Muslim society holds educated women in high regard, but most girls do not acquire higher education.

He graduated in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the Osmania University. He has worked as a Researcher for the Ministry of Finance, Government of India and the UNDP at Project LARGE (Legal Adjustments and Reforms for Globalising the Economy).