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'Will Establish Ram Rajya': Telangana BJP Chief Bandi Sanjay Starts Mandir-Masjid Row

'Will Establish Ram Rajya': Telangana BJP Chief Bandi Sanjay Starts Mandir-Masjid Row

Telangana BJP chief Bandi Sanjay vowed to work against religious conversions and 'love jihad' and said madrassas, where unlawful activities allegedly happened, would be banned in the state when his party comes to power.

26 May 2022
Yogi Govt Right In Making National Anthem Mandatory At Madrasas: BJP Leader

Yogi Govt Right In Making National Anthem Mandatory At Madrasas: BJP Leader

The order issued by the UP government makes it mandatory for students to recite the poem before the commencement of classes.

14 May 2022

MP Govt May Consider Making National Anthem Recital Compulsory At Madrassas In State: MP Home Minister

Singing of national anthem "Jana Gana Mana" has been made compulsory at all madrassas in Uttar Pradesh starting Thursday.

UP Govt Makes Singing Of National Anthem Mandatory In Madrassas Across State

UP Govt Makes Singing Of National Anthem Mandatory In Madrassas Across State

The order comes after the state’s Minority Welfare Minister Dharampal Singh last month emphasised teaching nationalism at madrassas.

12 May 2022

HC Rejects Plea To Quash GO Refusing Premature Release In ex-AIADMK MLA Murder Case

The petition sought to quash the GO issued in October, 2020, which refused the premature release of Hariharan under GO dated February 1, 2018 of the Home...

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28 March 2022
Karnataka BJP Minister Seeks Ban On Madrasas Amid Hijab Row

Karnataka BJP Minister Seeks Ban On Madrasas Amid Hijab Row

Karnataka BJP legislator M P Renukacharya alleged that 'anti-national' activities are taught in Madrasas.


05 October 2021
Muslim Youth Want To Become Shah Rukh Khan, Not IAS Officer: Ex-Minority Education Commission Chief

Muslim Youth Want To Become Shah Rukh Khan, Not IAS Officer: Ex-Minority Education Commission Chief

Justice MSA Siddiqui spoke to Outlook about the status of madrasa education in India and said that most government grants go to fake madari (madrasas).


30 September 2021
Reform Within: How A Madrasa In Madhubani Is Blending Change With Tradition

Reform Within: How A Madrasa In Madhubani Is Blending Change With Tradition

The Jamia-Tul-Qasim Dar-ul Uloom-Il-Islamia madrasa in Bihar is breaking stereotypes by teaches three languages—Urdu, English and Hindi—along with...


04 October 2021
New Moon Sighted: Winds Of Change Quietly Blowing Across Madrasas In Hindi Heartland

New Moon Sighted: Winds Of Change Quietly Blowing Across Madrasas In Hindi Heartland

Muslim scholars say there are about 50 madrasas in UP that are considered pioneers in education reforms. But, in the absence of a central regulatory body,...


01 September 2021
Allahabad HC Seeks UP Govt’s Reply On State Funding Of Madarsas And Other Religious Institutions

Allahabad HC Seeks UP Govt’s Reply On State Funding Of Madarsas And Other Religious Institutions

The Allahabad High Court asked whether the policy to provide financial aid to religious institutions is consistent with the secular scheme of the Constitution....


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02 March 2021
Madrasa Teacher Sentenced 5 Years' Rigorous Imprisonment For Molesting Two Minor Girls

Madrasa Teacher Sentenced 5 Years' Rigorous Imprisonment For Molesting Two Minor Girls

Both the 11-year-old and the 9-year-old victims are sisters who refused to go to the madrasa after they accused the teacher of touching them inappropriately


31 December 2020
Assam Approves Bill To Scrap State-Run Madrassas Amid Walkout By Opposition

Assam Approves Bill To Scrap State-Run Madrassas Amid Walkout By Opposition

From April 1 next year, over 600 state-run Madrassas will be converted into upper primary, high and higher secondary schools with no change of status, pay,...


14 December 2020
Govt-Run Madrasas, Sanskrit Tols To Operate As General Educational Institutes In Assam

Govt-Run Madrasas, Sanskrit Tols To Operate As General Educational Institutes In Assam

The historic closure of government-run madrasas is aimed at secularising entire educational system in the state


13 December 2020
Assam Cabinet Approves Proposal To Close Down Govt-Run Madrasas And Sanskrit Tols

Assam Cabinet Approves Proposal To Close Down Govt-Run Madrasas And Sanskrit Tols

All government-run madrasas would be converted to high schools and new admissions would be held for existing students as regular ones, officials say.


12 July 2019
Madrasa Students Beaten Up, Forced To Say 'Jai Shri Ram': Reports

Madrasa Students Beaten Up, Forced To Say 'Jai Shri Ram': Reports

According to reports, the victims, who are all minors, had their clothes torn off and their bicycles were vandalized by the group when the children went to a...


29 April 2019
Pakistan Says It Will Bring Madrassas Under Govt Control To Combat Terrorism

Pakistan Says It Will Bring Madrassas Under Govt Control To Combat Terrorism

Addressing a press conference in Rawalpindi, Major General Asif Ghafoor said Pakistan had witnessed a surge in religious seminaries from 247 madrassas in 1947...


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19 April 2019
Bangladesh: Teenage Girl Burnt To Death For Reporting Sexual Harassment Against Madrassa Teacher

Bangladesh: Teenage Girl Burnt To Death For Reporting Sexual Harassment Against Madrassa Teacher

Nusrat Jahan Rafi, an 18 year-old-student at a madrassa in Bangladesh was burnt to death by four burqa-clad persons days after she reported sexual harassment...


10 March 2019
Madarsas Are Into Religious Education Business, Not Terrorism: Frank Islam

Madarsas Are Into Religious Education Business, Not Terrorism: Frank Islam

A renowned US entrepreneur and civic leader, Frank Islam stressed that Madarsas spread religious education and said that the Islamic institutions should start...


22 January 2019
UP Shia Board Chief Writes To PM Modi, Demands Shutting Down Madrasas To Check ISIS Influence

UP Shia Board Chief Writes To PM Modi, Demands Shutting Down Madrasas To Check ISIS Influence

It can be seen that children are soft targets for running any mission and at this point of time ISIS is a dangerous terror organisation, writes Waseem Rizvi in...



17 January 2018
Shia, Sunni Clerics File FIR Against UP Shia Waqf Board Chief For Saying Madrassas Are Breeding Grounds For Terrorists

Shia, Sunni Clerics File FIR Against UP Shia Waqf Board Chief For Saying Madrassas Are Breeding Grounds For Terrorists

The clerics also accused Rizvi of being involved in selling off Waqf properties and other corruption cases.


11 January 2018
Uttarakhand Madrassas To Teach Sanskrit, Computer Science As Optional Subjects

Uttarakhand Madrassas To Teach Sanskrit, Computer Science As Optional Subjects

At present, madrassas in the state offer Maths, Science, Ayush and Social Science as optional subjects.


09 January 2018
'Madrassas Encourge Students To Join Terrorist Ranks', Shia Body Urges PM Modi To Shut Madrassas

'Madrassas Encourge Students To Join Terrorist Ranks', Shia Body Urges PM Modi To Shut Madrassas

The Shia body demanded that madrassas be replaced by schools affiliated to the CBSE or the ICSE which will offer students an optional subject of Islamic...


05 January 2018
Uttarakhand Madrasas Yet To Install Modi's Pictures, Cites 'Religious Considerations'

Uttarakhand Madrasas Yet To Install Modi's Pictures, Cites 'Religious Considerations'

"Islam does not permit us to install pictures of living beings or individuals, including religious leaders inside mosques or madrassas"



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