Ujjain: In a shocking piece of news, it has come to light that more than 30 madrasas in Ujjain have refused to accept the food that comes as mid-day meals for the students.
The reason - Madrasas think it is an attempt to defile their faith.
The Iskcon Temple had been providing mid-day meals to city schools since 2010. However, the administration of the madrasas refused to accept food from Iskcon.
Parents of Muslim students believed the trust used to offer the food to Hindu gods before sending it to schools.
When the tender of Iskcon ended in July 2016, suppliers BRK Foods and Ma Parvati Foods were roped in for the purpose, but madrasas have declined to accept food from it either.
BRK supplies mid-day meals to 315 schools, out of which 56 madrasas have turned their offer down.
Parents have also threatened to remove their children from madrasas who accept food from the present suppliers.
They have demanded that meals be cooked in the madrasas themselves instead of being brought from outside.
However, the official administration has denied the reports, saying madrasas had rejected the meals as their students are used to a different kind of food.
The matter is under examination.
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