UP readies for survey of private madrassas, proprietors fear repressive action


With the Uttar Pradesh government set to conduct a survey of private madrassas, proprietors of the theological schools fear that their institutions may be declared illegal and “run over by bulldozers”.

According to sources, the fear was expressed by them on September 6 in New Delhi at a meeting of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, one of the leading organisations of Islamic scholars belonging to the Deobandi school of thought. However, state minister Danish Azad Ansari said the apprehension has no basis. The Muslim bodys president Maulana Arshad Madani told

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