Jodhpur: BJP National Vice President Satpal Malik on Tuesday called for modernising madrasas, which he said have "reduced to centres of religious education".
"We need to emphasise modern education for development of the nation. Unfortunately, no modern education is being imparted in the madrasas of the country. They are only imparting education on religious teaching," he said.
Malik was invited as the chief guest on the 53rd foundation day celebration of Jai Narayan Vyas University here.
He further said that all the madarsas, however, are not such but "most of them are churning out the students with backwardness and orthodox beliefs by emphasising religious teaching."
"This is not good for the future of the country in absence of modern and academic curriculum," Malik said.
He termed universities as "laboratories for future politicians" and called for making the atmosphere of universities conducive in every aspect for the country's benefit.
Malik also laid emphasis on women's education, saying it would not only ensure social welfare but also an all-round development of the nation.
"An educated woman means an educated society," he said.