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Asaduddin Owaisi Hits Out At Survey On UP’s Madrassas, Calls It ‘Mini NRC’

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Asaduddin Owaisi criticised the Uttar Pradesh government’s decision to examine unrecognized madrassas, calls it aims to ‘harass Muslims’.


Mumbai: AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi criticised the Uttar Pradesh government’s decision to examine the state’s unrecognised madrassas, alleging that the BJP aims to harass Muslims.

“Madrassas are as per Article 30 then why Uttar Pradesh government has ordered the survey? It’s not a survey but a mini NRC. Some madrassas are under Uttar Pradesh madrassa board. The state government can’t interfere with our rights under Article 30. They want to harass Muslims,” Owaisi said.

The government of Uttar Pradesh has made the decision to survey the state’s unrecognised madrassas in order to gather data on things like the number of teachers and students, the curriculum, and any affiliations with non-governmental organisations.

According to Danish Azad Ansari, Minister of State for Minority Affairs, the survey would be conducted in accordance with the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights’ demands about the accessibility of fundamental amenities to students at madrassas.

According to PTI, the minister stated that the survey will help collect information such as the name of the madrassa and the institution running it, whether it is operating in a private or rented building, and information regarding the basic amenities of drinking water, furniture, electricity supply, and toilets.

The madrassa’s curriculum, source of funding, number of teachers and pupils, and affiliation with any non-governmental organisations will also be obtained, he added.
In Uttar Pradesh, there are now 16,461 madrassas.

Government funding are given to 560 of the state’s total madrassas, although new ones haven’t been added to the list for the previous six years.

Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday announced that it will conduct a survey of unrecognised madrassas to ascertain the number of students, teachers, curriculum and affiliation with any non-government organisation of these institutions.


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