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Madrasas

Police official investigates a collapsed Madarasa building after a massive explosion took place, in Banka district, Bihar.

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Madrasha teachers raise hold placards during a protest, in Bikaner.

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Children celebrating Diwali with sparklers at a Madarsa in Mirzapur.

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Bangladeshi volunteers prepare a meal for newly arrived Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar, at a madrasa in Shahparirdwip, Bangladesh.

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Students of a Madarsa celebrating Teacher's Day in Jodhpur.

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Muslim child reads the Quran at a madrasa in Bangalore, Karnataka.

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Madrasa teachers block the road during a protest to press for their demands in Kolkata.

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The latest from the BJP's saffron brigade: MP Sakshi Maharaj has now charged that madrasas across the country are imparting “education of terror” and “love jihad”.

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Children read the Quran during Ramzan at a madrasa in Hyderabad.

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A Muslim student from remote hilly area of Jammu yawns as he studies inside a madrasa.

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It's graduation day for an Afghan girl passing out from a Madrasa at the Mazharal Olom mosque in Ghazni province west of Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Its modest madrasa;

Sankar Sridhar

Butt at Aminiyya madrassa where his Pashtoon teacher studied, Kashmere Gate, Delhi

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Pakistani children look through the window of a room after being rescued by police during a raid at an Islamic seminary on the outskirts of Karachi, Pakistan. Pakistani police discovered drug addicts held in chains at an Islamic seminary that offered rehabilitation services, and said that young children were also sometimes shackled at the institution.

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A Pakistani child weeps after being rescued by police during a raid at an Islamic seminary on the outskirts of Karachi, Pakistan. Pakistani police discovered drug addicts held in chains at an Islamic seminary that offered rehabilitation services, and said that young children were also sometimes shackled at the institution.

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Pakistani children leave with their belongings after being rescued by police during a raid at an Islamic seminary on the outskirts of Karachi, Pakistan. Pakistani police discovered drug addicts held in chains at an Islamic seminary that offered rehabilitation services, and said that young children were also sometimes shackled at the institution.

AP Photo/Shakil Adil

Rescued Pakistanis sit in a police vehicle following a police raid at an Islamic seminary on the outskirts of Karachi, Pakistan. Pakistani police discovered drug addicts held in chains at an Islamic seminary that offered rehabilitation services, and said that young children were also sometimes shackled at the institution.

AP Photo/Shakil Adil

Pakistani Ehssan Abduallah, 6, looks on while studying in a madrassa, or Islamic school, located next to the house of Mumtaz Qadri, the alleged killer of Punjab governor Salman Taseer, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Salman Taseer was killed last Tuesday by his bodyguard commando reportedly enraged by his opposition to laws decreeing death for insulting Islam.

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Students of 'madrasas' form a human chain to block a road during a demonstration demanding facilities in their institutes in Kolkata.

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Pakistani children attend a daily class to learn how to read verses from the Muslim holy book at a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan

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Pakistani children hold copies of the Quran during a daily class at a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan

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Pakistani boys attend a daily class to learn verses of the Quran at a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad

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Pakistani boys in a class as they learn verses of the Quran at a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad

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Pakistani and Afghan refugee children play in a poor neighbourhood on the outskirts of Islamabad

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Pakistani children in a daily class to learn verses of the Quran at a poor neighbourhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan

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Pakistani boys attend a daily class to learn verses of the Quran at a poor neighbourhood on the outskirts of Islamabad

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A Pakistani student stands by the rubble of her school, after it was destroyed by Taliban militants, in Mingora, the capital of Pakistan's troubled valley of Swat

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Pakistani students gather inside a tent serving as their makeshift classroom, after their school was destroyed by Taliban militants, in Mingora, the capital of Pakistan's troubled valley of Swat

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Pakistani children attend a daily class to learn how to read verses from the Quran in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad

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Pakistani children attend a daily class to learn how to read verses from the Quran in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan

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Pakistani children smile to camera after afternoon class in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan

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Pakistani religious students run between the wickets during a cricket match in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistan government is trying to bring madrasa students in main stream of education by teaching them English, Science and Mathematic.

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