Initially, people were skeptical about girl’s education so, they did not want to send girls to school mainly because of these reasons:
(i) They thought that education would pollute the minds of girls.
(ii) They feared that schools would take girls away from home, prevent them from doing their domestic duties.
(iii) They believed that girls should stay away from public places. They feared that passing through public places would have corrupting influence on them.
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