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Madrassas should be affiliated to CBSE or ICSE, Shia Waqf Board chairman asks PM Modi

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(G.N.S) Dt. 09
New Delhi
– Education in madrassas isincreasing terrorism
– Madrassas should be converted to convent schools which offer an optional subject of Islamic education
– Most madrassas in the country are not recognised
– Muslim students studying in such institutions are moving towards unemployment
– Education imparted in the madrassas in not relevant to today’s environment
– Education of these institutions is encouraging the students to join terrorist ranks
Continuing its attack on madrassas, the Shia Waqf Board has reportedly written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that the education in madrassas is increasing terrorism. In the letter, the Board’s chairman Waseem Rizvi also said that the madrassas should be converted to convent schools which offer an optional subject of Islamic education.
Talking to a TV channel, Rizvi said that most of the madrassas in the country are not recognised and the Muslim students studying in such institutions are moving towards unemployment. He also told media that madrassas should be affiliated to CBSE or ICSE.
A TV channel further reported there are two primary reasons cited in the letter to justify the demand of closing the madrassas: First is that the education imparted in the madrassas is not relevant to today’s environment and therefore, they add to the long queue of unemployed youths in the country. The second is that it has been found in certain cases that the education of these institutions is encouraging the students to join terrorist ranks.
After as many as 51 girls were rescued on 30 December in a raid on a madrassa in Uttar Pradesh, Shia Waqf Board said that all madrassas being run on Waqf properties will be closed down, reported in national media.
Rizvi was quoted as saying in the report that the employability of students passing out from madrassa was very poor at present and they do not get good jobs. “At the most, they get jobs of Urdu translators or typists,” he said.
Rizvi had earlier written a letter to Modi condemning the All India Muslim Personal Law Board’s opposition to the triple talaq bill. Rizvi had also said that the punishment should be increased to ten years for those who give instant triple talaq, reported in media.

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