Religious extremism preached at three madrassas: Govt

A probe into the blast in West Bengal's Burdwan district has found that religious extremism and indoctrination was being preached in three madrassas controlled by illegal Bangladeshi migrants, government on Tuesday said.

New Delhi: A probe into the blast in West Bengal's Burdwan district has found that religious extremism and indoctrination was being preached in three madrassas controlled by illegal Bangladeshi migrants, government on Tuesday said.

Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said in Lok Sabha that there are no reports about madrassas in general, preaching religious extremism or helping terrorist organisations.

"However, during investigations into the Burdwan blast case, it has been disclosed that in three madrassas controlled by illegal Bangladeshi migrants, religious extremism and indoctrination was being preached," he said.

"The Government has put in place the necessary mechanism to closely monitor the situation and has directed the intelligence and security agencies to identify such institutions, especially along the international borders and keep a watch on their activities," he said in reply to a written question.

Two people were killed in October 2 blast in Burdwan and a subsequent probe has brought to light the involvement of banned terror outfit Jamaat ul Mujahideen Bangladesh in it.