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Narendra Modi govt's major outreach to minorities: 80% resources for education, health, skill development; 33-40% for women-centric projects
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Narendra Modi govt's major outreach to minorities: 80% resources for education, health, skill development; 33-40% for women-centric projects

The ministry has also considered a proposal of Aligarh Muslim University for construction of two hostels each at Malappuram, Kerala and Murshidabad, West Bengal.

Madrassas don't breed personalities like Nathuram Godse, Pragya Singh Thakur, says SP leader Azam Khan
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Madrassas don't breed personalities like Nathuram Godse, Pragya Singh Thakur, says SP leader Azam Khan

On being asked to respond on Centre's decision to connect madrasas to mainstream education, Azam Khan said, "madrassas do not breed a nature like that of Nathuram Godse or a personality like Pragya Singh Thakur."

Five crore minority students to get scholarships in next five years, 50% beneficiaries to be girls, says Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
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Five crore minority students to get scholarships in next five years, 50% beneficiaries to be girls, says Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that several scholarships such as pre-matric, post-matric and merit-cum-means will be provided to five crore students from minority communities, including 50 percent girls, in the next five years.

Madrasa teacher arrested in Kerala’s Thrissur for sexually abusing minors; accused lured children with sweets, interrogation reveals
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Madrasa teacher arrested in Kerala’s Thrissur for sexually abusing minors; accused lured children with sweets, interrogation reveals

A 63-year-old madrassa teacher in Kottayam, Kerala, has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing children after luring them with sweets, police said here on Sunday

Imran Khan won't find it easy to weed out terror with over 50,000 madrassas brainwashing youths in Pakistan
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Imran Khan won't find it easy to weed out terror with over 50,000 madrassas brainwashing youths in Pakistan

According to US Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) Pakistan has total 40,000-50,000 Madrassas involved in indoctrinating young population. Citing an example of former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf's initiative, DIA said Musharraf feared that action may turn Jihadis against his own government

Time madrassas give children their right to education
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Time madrassas give children their right to education

RTE will ensure a modern curriculum and children will not feel left out once they leave madrassas

10-year-old raped by juvenile in Ghaziabad madrasa, Crime Branch visits for questioning
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10-year-old raped by juvenile in Ghaziabad madrasa, Crime Branch visits for questioning

A Crime Branch team on Wednesday visited a madrassa in Ghaziabad where a 10-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a juvenile after being taken from her house in east Delhi's Ghazipur, police said.

Yogi Adityanath wants modern education in UP madrassas, Sanskrit schools, says English, Computer lessons must for kids to face competition
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Yogi Adityanath wants modern education in UP madrassas, Sanskrit schools, says English, Computer lessons must for kids to face competition

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday said closing madrassas was not a solution and pitched for providing modern education not only in Islamic institutions but also in Sanskrit schools to face competition

Over 150 people fall ill due to suspected food poisoning after iftaar in Uttar Pradesh madrassa
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Over 150 people fall ill due to suspected food poisoning after iftaar in Uttar Pradesh madrassa

After the iftar at the madrassa in Huzurpur area on Monday, several locals complained of uneasiness and started vomiting

Assam: Govt-run madrassas will not be allowed Friday holiday
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Assam: Govt-run madrassas will not be allowed Friday holiday

Making it clear that there cannot be two holidays in a week for madrassas, the minister said that the madrassas in the state will be allowed one-hour break on Friday for prayers.

Dhaka attack: Police hunts for six members of local Islamist group who helped attackers
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Dhaka attack: Police hunts for six members of local Islamist group who helped attackers

Bangladeshi police hunted on Tuesday for six members of a domestic Islamist group they suspect helped gunmen attack a Dhaka cafe, as officials began questioning families of the militants for clues as to what turned them into killers.

Bengal madrassa board proposes vocational courses for students
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Bengal madrassa board proposes vocational courses for students

The West Bengal Board of Madrassa Education has proposed to the state government to start 'vocational madrassas' for students class eight onwards, an official said.

The madrassa series: How Islamic learning centres are slowly sliding towards extremism
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The madrassa series: How Islamic learning centres are slowly sliding towards extremism

Firstpost invited Khan to write a series of four articles drawing from her travels. We commissioned pencil drawings by Maitri Dore, a Bengaluru-based architect, to serve as visual elements accompanying Khan’s pieces; she was not allowed to photograph her subjects.

The madrassa series: Trapped between the Hindu Right and timid reforms, centres of Islamic learning can only be rescued by bold thinking
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The madrassa series: Trapped between the Hindu Right and timid reforms, centres of Islamic learning can only be rescued by bold thinking

Much of the debate is coloured by madrassas' association with extremism and there's a view that government reforms are also prompted by national security concerns. The way “Islam-madrassa-extremism” angle has played out has made even many moderate Muslims, who have no love lost for madrassas, defensive.

The madrassa series: Blaming Islamic schools for bad Muslim education is as silly as upgrading them
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The madrassa series: Blaming Islamic schools for bad Muslim education is as silly as upgrading them

In the debate over the modernisation of madrassas, a question that refuses to go away is whether these institutions are relevant at all in the 21st century. Can madrassas be reformed by tinkering with a few courses or installing a few computers? Do they have the materials and intellectual resources – and, most important, cultural temperament – to prepare their students for the demands of a highly competitive modern world?

NIA arrest madrassa owner for allegedly planning terror attacks
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NIA arrest madrassa owner for allegedly planning terror attacks

A self-proclaimed cleric has been arrested by NIA officials for allegedly planning terror attacks in the country.

Uttar Pradesh: Row after RSS affiliate asks madrasas to hoist Tricolour on Republic Day
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Uttar Pradesh: Row after RSS affiliate asks madrasas to hoist Tricolour on Republic Day

An RSS affiliate's advice to madrasas to hoist the national flag on campuses on Republic Day has drawn criticism from prominent Islamic seminary Darul-uloom-Deoband, prompting the Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) to clarify it never doubted the patriotism of these institutions.

Madrassas a reality of India, there should be no politics on the issue: Centre
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Madrassas a reality of India, there should be no politics on the issue: Centre

The Centre on Friday sought to allay the apprehensions sparked by the BJP-led Maharashtra government's decision to de-recognise madrassas.

Will look into possibility of including madrassas in educational system: BJP's Naqvi
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Will look into possibility of including madrassas in educational system: BJP's Naqvi

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi blamed the previous Congress led-government for bringing RTE Act, which does not consider madrassas as educational institutions.

BJP's Murli Manohar Joshi invited to inaugurate madrassa
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BJP's Murli Manohar Joshi invited to inaugurate madrassa

Veteran BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi has accepted an invitation extended by the principal of a madrassa to "bridge the gap between the BJP and the Muslims."