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'Madrasas along Bangladesh border breeding ground of anti-national activities'

'Madrasas along Bangladesh border breeding ground of anti-national activities'

The BJP in West Bengal has demanded immediate sealing of the Indo-Bangla border, claiming madrasas operating along it are a breeding ground of terrorism and anti-national activities in the country.

Modi government monitoring social networks to combat Islamic State threat

The government favours a "carrot and stick" approach to prevent the spread of the Islamic State. Highly placed sources in the home ministry say the security agencies are keeping a strict vigil on the social media activity of the "potential targets" of terror modules.

Terrorism in name of faith is act of high treason: Pakistani cleric

Use of religion to drive terrorism should be considered an act of "high treason" and India and Pakistan must act tough to check radicalisation and spread of extremism, said a powerful Pakistani cleric, whose massive protest in Islamabad a-year-and-half ago had shaken the Nawaz Sharif dispensation.

Madrasas in North Waziristan hub of terror activities: Sartaj Aziz

Pakistan's tribal areas along the Af-Pak border has seven agencies and North Waziristan is one of them.

"Madrasas contributed a lot in freedom struggle, RSS worships only saffron flag"

"Madrasas contributed a lot in freedom struggle, RSS worships only saffron flag"

Hitting out at RSS, Usmani wanted to know the Sangh's contribution to the national freedom struggle in which he said madrasas had played an important role.

Pak targets funding sources of madrasas to combat terror

Pakistan has frozen more than 200 bank accounts of unregistered religious seminaries in a bid to break the nexus between militants and those who provide them funds.

BJP leader Satpal Malik calls for modernising madrasa education

 BJP National Vice President Satpal Malik on Tuesday called for modernising madrasas, which he said have "reduced to centres of religious education".

Madrasas move aimed at strengthening education, says Maharashtra minister

Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde on Saturday said they just want to strengthen the Madrasa education.

Protests against Maharashtra govt decision on madrasas

Scores of locals from Mumbra, a Muslim pocket here, burnt effigies of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to protest against the state government's decision to de-recognise madrasas which impart only religious education.

Shiv Sena defends Maharashtra govt's move to classify madrasas as non-schools

Amid outrage over Maharashtra government's decision to de-recognise madrasas which only educate students on Islam, the Shiv Sena Saturday said the move should not be seen as one intended to strike a blow to religious education in the state.

Centre allays apprehensions, says madrasas 'reality of India'

Centre allays apprehensions, says madrasas 'reality of India'

The Centre on Friday sought to allay the apprehensions sparked by the BJP-led Maharashtra government's decision to de-recognise madrasas which give students education only on religion, saying madrasas "are a reality of India" and that "there should be no politics on the issue".

Madrasas that do not teach primary subjects to be considered 'non-schools', says Maharashtra govt

Madrasas that do not teach primary subjects to be considered 'non-schools', says Maharashtra govt

In a controversial decision, the BJP-Shiv Sena government in Maharashtra has decided to derecognise madrasas, which do not teach primary subjects, as 'schools'.

AMU homosexual claim: VC warns against misplaced slander

Days after an AMU professor sparked controversy by allegedly calling madrasas "dens of vice and homosexuality", the university VC on Sunday hit out at the "misplaced slander campaign" that can lead to unjustified denigration of madrasas and hurt the entire Muslim community.

Govt keeping eye on madrasas with foreign teachers: Rajnath

Gurgaon: Government Thursday said it was monitoring the activities of some madrasas over suspicions that foreign teachers there were indoctrinating young students in the jihadi ideology.

No telecast of PM's live speech in Madrasas in Bundi

Students of over 50 government-run and -aided Madrasa in the district will not be able to watch live telecast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech tomorrow as there is no official communication from district authorities and also it is a weekly holiday in the institutions.

Madrasa modernisation: Shiv Sena imposes terms for granting nod

Shiv Sena, which has been critical of Maharashtra government`s decision to fund modernisation of madrasas, Wednesday, sought imposition of certain conditions for these Islamic seminaries benefiting from the government funds.

Can govt ensure madrasas don`t impart religion training: BJP

Terming Maharashtra government`s decision to grant funds for modernisation of the teaching system at madrasas as unconstitutional, state BJP asked if the government could guarantee that religious education won`t be imparted.

Introduce English in Madrasas: Muslim scholars

Madrasas should modernise and introduce English and other advance subjects in their teachings to keep pace with the modern world, prominent Muslim scholars said in Jaipur.

PDP demands white paper on funds for madrasas

Main Opposition PDP in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday demanded a white paper on the controversy over the release of central funds to madrasas in J&K.

Misleading to keep madrasas out of RTE: AIMPLB

All India Muslim Personal Law Board
has announced to continue with its campaign against inclusion of madrasas in the Right to Education Act.