UP Shia Waqf Board chief — Madrasas breeding terror

Shia Central Waqf Board chairman Rizvi said the madrasas should be affiliated to CBSE ICSE and should allow non Muslim students

Shia Central Waqf Board chairman Rizvi said the madrasas should be affiliated to CBSE ICSE and should allow non Muslim students

UP Shia Central Waqf Board chairman Wasim Rizvi has written to the prime minister and state chief minister to abolish the UP Board of Madrasa Education and all other madrasa boards in the country, and bring all madrasas under the affiliation of Central or state education boards.

Rizvi further claimed in the letter, a copy of which has been sent to the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh - the state that hosts the majority of Muslims, that madrasas are mushrooming in nearly every nook and corner of the country and they are run on funds coming from Pakistan and Bangladesh.

"The Madrasas breed terrorists" claim by a Muslim body has ignited a huge controversy with heated debates on the subject dominating prime time Indian television.

Rizvi claimed that these madrassas that were opening up in nearly every city, town and village were providing "misplaced and misconceived religious education".

Rizvi said the madrasas should be affiliated to CBSE, ICSE, and should allow non-Muslim students.

In the letter, the Board said funds to run the madrassas were also coming from Pakistan and Bangladesh and that even some terror outfits were assisting them.

The letter also said that it has been found in certain cases that the education of these institutions is encouraging the students to join terrorist ranks.

Mr Rizvi said that madrasas should be affiliated to CBSE and ICSE boards so that they can be a part of mainstream education.

The chairman of the said that most of the madrassas in the nation are not recognised and the students passing out are moving towards unemployment.

"Our madarsa education system has failed to produce doctors, engineers and civil servants but some madarsas have certainly produced terrorists", Rizvi said.

Claiming that a large number of madrasas are not registered, lack basic facilities and have mostly untrained teachers, Rizvi wrote that such an education can not be utilised to crack competitive examinations. I challenge this buffoon to show one Shia or Sunni or Madrasa where such teachings are imparted.

Rizvi had earlier written a letter to Modi condemning the All India Muslim Personal Law Board's opposition to the triple talaq bill.

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