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
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
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
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
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
RTE will ensure a modern curriculum and children will not feel left out once they leave madrassas
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
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
After the iftar at the madrassa in Huzurpur area on Monday, several locals complained of uneasiness and started vomiting
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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?
A self-proclaimed cleric has been arrested by NIA officials for allegedly planning terror attacks in the country.
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.
The Centre on Friday sought to allay the apprehensions sparked by the BJP-led Maharashtra government's decision to de-recognise madrassas.
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi blamed the previous Congress led-government for bringing RTE Act, which does not consider madrassas as educational institutions.
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."