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UP madrasa board’s stupid statement: NCPCR chief on non-Muslim students

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National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) chief Prinik Kanongo on Friday said that the Uttar Pradesh Madrassa Board had made a questionable and foolish statement that it would continue to admit non-Muslim students in madrassas. Secretaries should identify madrasas in which non-Muslim students are also attending.

“We have received complaints from various places about non-Muslim students going to madrasas which are funded or recognized by the government. We have asked all the chief secretaries of the state to identify such madrasas and Notices have been issued to transfer non-Muslim students from madrassas to schools,” NCPCR chief Prank Kanongo told ANI.

Uttar Pradesh Madrasah Education Council Chairman Iftikhar Ahmed Javed had earlier urged the NCPCR to reconsider its letter to all recognized schools admitting non-Muslim children from states and Union Territories. An appeal has been made to conduct a detailed inquiry of the Madrasahs. The Child Rights Panel had recommended the Chief Secretaries to facilitate the admission of all non-Muslim students in the said madrasas and after an inquiry, all unmapped madrasas would be given admission in regular schools after mapping.

Madrasahs are primarily responsible for imparting religious education to children. They are of three types “Recognized Madrasas”, “Unrecognized Madrasas” and “Unmapped Madrasas”.

Responding to a letter from the Child Rights Panel, Iftikhar said, “Non-Muslims are studying in madrassas and non-Hindu children are studying in Sanskrit schools. Children of all religions are also studying in missionary schools. Although I myself Studied at Banaras Hindu University.(BHU), NCPCR should reconsider its letter.

On this, Kanongo said, “Uttar Pradesh Madrasa Board had given a questionable and stupid statement that it would continue to admit non-Muslim students in madrasas. So, we have written to the Special Secretary Minorities that non-Muslim students should be admitted to Islamic schools.” Teaching is a violation of Article 28(3) and asked them to respond within three days.


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