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2,300 'fake' UP madrasas on verge of losing govt recognition

Lucknow, Jan 3 (PTI): Nearly 2,300 madrassas in Uttar Pradesh run the risk of losing their recognition for not submitting their details on the website of Uttar Pradesh Madrasa Board, the state's minority welfare minister said on Wednesday.

The state's minority welfare department is considering a proposal to treat these Islamic institutions as "fake", Uttar Pradesh Minority Welfare Minister Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary said.

"In Uttar Pradesh, there are 19,108 madrassas, which have been recognised by the state Madrasa Board. Of these, 16,808 madrassas have submitted their information on the website of the board. There are no details submitted by nearly 2,300 madrassas," said Chaudhary .

"Now where are these madrassas? We are considering them as fake. There is a possibility that action may taken against these madrassas by end of January," Chaudhary said.

However, he added, the state government will wait till the month-end for the madrassas to furnish information on this regard.

"The government-recognised madrassas, which have not furnished their relevant details on the website can approach the government in case they face any difficulty. If they tell us their problems, we may help in resolving them," he said.

With that said, the minister also made it clear that no student of the registered madrassa will be deprived of the opportunity to appear for any examination.

"We had extended the last date for submission of details by madrassas on the web portal of the department a number of times. Dates were extended on July 15, 2017, July 30, 2017 and on August 15, 2017. But, surprisingly no student, teacher, principal or manager of any of the 2,300 madrassas approached us," Chaudhary said.

Taking a jibe at Opposition parties for blaming the Uttar Pradesh government and giving the matter a political twist, he said the aim of the government is to ensure proper education system in madrassas.

"The aim is to ensure there is no exploitation of teachers and other staff and that the scholarship is directly transferred to the account of the students," he said.

The minister noted that the present government has "effectively rendered the mafia useless" by putting a stop to the old practice of money being transferred from a district minority officer to the account of madrassa management.

He also pointed out a Rs 20 crore madrassa-related scam in Shahjahanpur district, adding that a vigilance probe has been ordered into it.

"It also came to our notice that one student was enrolled at more than one madrassa. Similarly, there were teachers who were relatives of the madrassa management members," the minister said.

Meanwhile, registrar of Madrasa Board Rahul Gupta said, "The deadline to submit information on the departmental website has expired. As a result, the registration of 2,300 madrassas will be cancelled."

"This year, as many as 3,691 aaliya level (above class 8th) madrassas have been registered. Students of these madrassas will be allowed to sit in board examination. The last date to fill examination form is January 15," he said.

However, the Teachers' Association Madaris-e-Arabia (a body of madrassa teachers) demanded that before taking any action against madrassas, their background should be verified.

"We demand from the state government that it should seek information from the respective district minority officer as to how many madrassas have submitted their details to the office of district minority officer, and of these how many have submitted the information on the web portal.

"Only then a clear picture will emerge," Association general secretary Diwan Sahab Zama said.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bengaluru/Katapadi

    Thu, Jan 4 2018

    Non compliance of the requirements called for by the government may encourage the government to take tough steps against these UP madrasas

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  • SMR, Karkala

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    If 'fake degree' holders can be Prime Minister and Union Minister of India, what is their to debate 'Genuine' or 'fake'?
    If word 'Madrasa' is translated to English it is 'school'. The school may be strictly adhering to the teachings of Holy Quran or mix of modern education.
    There are many schools, colleges and professional degrees in India which are run without any certifications. Does it mean all these student enroll to the degree are viewed in same manner like of Madrasas?
    Many Madrasas in the country are run on grants. Hardly qualify to the standard of Oxford or Cairo.

    If schools are not registered does it means it is 'fake'? If affidavit for the elections is incomplete a elected candidate can be disqualified as per the rule.

    The question is how does UP government like offer education without distortion of history of communalising the education system in important.

    Genuine or fake argument is absurd, if it is not run on government grants.
    Jai Hind

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  • mohan sr., Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    O my god .... 2300 fake madrasas in one state ???????? ......... what is government is doing??????? ..... sleeping till now ??????????????????

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  • Ahmed, Bangalore

    Thu, Jan 4 2018

    Tell me what is the meaning of fake here? It's a Madrasa where only Religious subject r thought and why is it necessary to get enrolled in fascist Govt website? It's not any school or college that has to be registered. There is nothing called fake here to provide any certificate.

    Even if these fascists regime call it 1000 times with whatever tag, we damn care of it as learning Religion and understanding and knowing God closely is the fundamental task of every human being.

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  • Sachin Shetty, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    19,000 madrasas...they will create a army

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  • Flavian, Mangaaluru/Kuwait

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    Fake needs to be streamlined.
    What more in the pipline ?
    One (digital India), one law,.... (one wife ?)
    All the best.

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  • C.T.Thomas, Nandalike, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    Why cant they go to school , like others. These places are where potential terrorists breed.

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  • hemanth, Bangalore

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    No wonder why UP infamous for crime rate..

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  • Luv, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    Don't ban, Introduce Science based education..

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