11 Mewati sisters show metal to break patriarchy, obtain higher education, job -Hasan Akram
New Delhi: Muslim dominated Mewat, one of the most backward regions of the country, will now also be known for producing 11 daughters who strived hard – braving the patriarchal set up – to realise their dream of obtaining higher education and choose their own lifestyle.
All of them are well qualified and work in different sectors. Four of them are government school teachers. One of them, who is named Nusrat is a lecturer at Government Polytechnic, Malab, Mewat. Apart from them, sister Razia is an MBA and works in a private firm while Nazia has done Diploma in architecture and is employed in the private sector.
They hail from Chandeni, a village in Haryana’s Muslim-dominated Mewat area.
Shabnam, who is a government school teacher, told Muslim Mirror that she along with her sisters had gone through a long struggle to realise their dreams of education.
She recalled that her sisters had to travel a lot and move to different locations due to the lack of good colleges in nearby areas.
Locals used to tell her elders that they should not give higher education to their girls because they will have to face difficulties to marry them.
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MuslimMirror.com, 13 March, 2021, http://muslimmirror.com/eng/11-mewati-sisters-show-metal-to-break-patriarchy-obtain-higher-education-job/?fbclid=IwAR2mkdd5MIU6O3bR8rTivbHqNJHZsh8l1Ee_ktD7MGjTAm0bkMysd0Wjp18