Mawlawi Abdul Samad, head of the Ulema Council in Takhar, was fired on Monday at a special meeting following his anti-women remarks last week.
Members of the council said the remarks of Samad were his own and were not a reflection of the council.
Meanwhile, the new head of the council, Mawlawi Massoud-ul-Haq Haqnawaz, said women form half of society and they must be respected.
He said he will continue to work to decrease the level of violence against women in the province.
On Sunday, civil society activists warned if Samad is not brought to justice, they will embark on demonstrations.
“If government does not take action in this regard, we are ready to take to the streets to restore our reputation,” said Khaida Khilwat, a member of Takhar’s Youth Parliament.
Noor Mohammad Hakimi, Takhar provincial police chief however said police cannot arrest anyone until an official complaint has been made against them.
Samad last week said women are deficient and the most shameless people in the world and at the time said he did not regret saying this.