Minister of Public Security Sarath Weerasekara said he has signed a document seeking the approval of the Cabinet of Ministers to ban burqas
'Assam Repealing Act' approved to abolish state-run madrassas; govt to convert 620 of them to general schools
The Assam Repealing Act 2020 allows for the conversion of the 620 state-run madrasas into schools from 1 April, however, a decision on the hundreds of privately-run madrassas across the state is yet to be taken, reports said
Assam govt tables Bill to abolish state-run madrassas, use them as general schools from 1 April 2021
Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the 610 madrassas will be converted into upper primary, higher secondary schools with no change in pay, allowances, service conditions of teaching and non-teaching staff
Assam Muslim body demands regulation of madrasas, alleges unregulated institutes are encouraging fundamentalism
An ethnic Assamese Muslim organisation has raised concerns over the quality of education being imparted in madrasas.
Waqf board properties to be geotagged, Centre to provide free UPSC coaching to Muslim girls, says Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
New Delhi: Properties belonging to the All India Waqf Board will be geotagged and facilities like schools, colleges and hospitals will be constructed on them, Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has announced.
Narendra Modi has an opportunity to rid India of vote-bank politics, close trust deficit with BJP by going big on educational uplift of Muslims
The biggest task for Narendra Modi is to prevent ‘otherization’ of Muslims, end their isolation and make them equal partners in the progress of the nation.
Balakot villagers say religious school that India says it bombed looks undamaged and deserted, claims Reuters report
Days after India said its air force hit a militant Islamist group's training camp on the site of a religious school in northeastern Pakistan, killing a large number of militants, the site appeared undamaged and deserted.
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
Uttar Pradesh minister Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary rejects Mohsin Raza's remarks on new dress code for madrassa students
Uttar Pradesh minister of state Mohsin Raza said the current dressing style of madrassa students reflects a clear demarcation between them and the students of other schools which will come to an end now
Yogi Adityanath says closing madrassas is not a solution, calls for modernising education in Islamic institutions
UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday said closing madrassas was not a solution and pitched for providing modern education.
Jammu and Kashmir dispute: Farooq Abdullah claims 'enemy of the nation' within us, not across border
National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah on Sunday said "enemy of the nation" was not across the border but within ourselves who is "trying to divide us", adding that a "united fight" was the only way forward in bringing long-lasting peace in the Valley.
'Madrassas encourage terrorism': Shia Waqf Board chief tells Narendra Modi to shut down 'these educational institutions'
The Shia Central Waqf Board has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to shut down madrassas in the country, alleging that education imparted in these Islamic schools encouraged students to join terrorist ranks.
The Shia Waqf Board has reportedly written to Narendra Modi saying that Madrassa education is increasing terrorism.
Technical issues force Uttar Pradesh govt to extend deadline for registration of madrassas by 15 days
The Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday extended the deadline for all madrassas of the state to register themselves on the state government's website in 15 days.
Just days after the Yogi Adityanath government launched a portal for the Uttar Pradesh madrassas, the state government has announced geo-tagging for the madrassas.
After Supreme Court ruling, Dargah Ala Hazrat decides to include triple talaq in curriculum of madrassas
To educate Muslims about the practice of talaq after recent Supreme Court ruling on the matter, a leading Dargah of the Sunni sect has decided to include it in the curriculum of madrassas.
UP govt orders madrassas to record Independence Day celebrations: Muslim clerics evoke mixed response
The decision to record Independence Day celebrations in madrassas (Islamic Schools) in Uttar Pradesh for the first time has evoked a mixed response from Muslim clerics
The Uttar Pradesh government has directed all madrassas (Islamic schools) to hold celebrations on Independence Day and videograph the event, according to minority welfare minister Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary
Condemning the terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims, the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) Friday said the incident shows that the government was not dealing with the Kashmir issue with an iron hand
Madrassas are counter-liberty movements: By abolishing them, Assam govt has taken revolutionary step
Madrassas are counter-liberty movements, not educational institutions. Madrassas excel in teaching religious orthodoxies.