The Allahabad High Court asked whether the policy to provide financial aid to religious institutions is consistent with the secular scheme of the Constitution. It also asked whether state-aided madrasas also admit girl students.
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
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, allowances and service conditions of the teaching and non-teaching staff.
The historic closure of government-run madrasas is aimed at secularising entire educational system in the state
All government-run madrasas would be converted to high schools and new admissions would be held for existing students as regular ones, officials say.
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 ground to play cricket after concluding their afternoon namaaz.
Addressing a press conference in Rawalpindi, Major General Asif Ghafoor said Pakistan had witnessed a surge in religious seminaries from 247 madrassas in 1947 to 2,861 in 1980.
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 by the madrassa principal
A renowned US entrepreneur and civic leader, Frank Islam stressed that Madarsas spread religious education and said that the Islamic institutions should start speaking out against terrorism of all types.
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 a letter to PM Modi.
The clerics also accused Rizvi of being involved in selling off Waqf properties and other corruption cases.
At present, madrassas in the state offer Maths, Science, Ayush and Social Science as optional subjects.
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 education.
"Islam does not permit us to install pictures of living beings or individuals, including religious leaders inside mosques or madrassas"
The accused was an Arabic language teacher who had joined the madrassa just 15 days ago.
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