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Muslim Law Board demands amendment to RTE

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 16:32

Silchar (Assam): All India Muslim Personal Law Board on Tuesday demanded immediate amendment to the Right to Education Act, Wakf Bill and Direct Taxes Code Bill among others.

The Board has launched a campaign throughout the country to spread awareness among the people regarding these laws and the need to get it amended, Boards` All India Executive Members Maulana Taibur Rahman Barbhuiya and Maulana Ataur Rahman Mazarbhuiya, who is also the Katigorah MLA, told PTI.

The Right to Education Act was not suited for Madrassa and other educational systems which will end up as losers in the field of education, they claimed.
They also demanded amendment of some clauses of the Wakf Bill, 2010 or its replacement with a more effective Act while under the Direct Taxes Code Bill, income tax has been imposed on mosques, temples and other places of religious worship and social organisations which should be changed immediately.

The Board has launched a similar campaign in Assam and four meetings have been organised from July three to seven at Badarpur, Hailakandi, Silchar and Achimganj and if no step was taken to amend these, the Board would launch a movement across the country, the duo added.
PTI



First Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 16:32

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