'Need to reform madrassa system in Pakistan'

Top leaders of 26 Pakistani terrorist groups like Lashkar-e-Toiba and Haqqani network "are products of" madrassas and there is an urgent need to reform all such seminaries, an executive of a Pakistani NGO has said.

Hindu boys enrol in madrassa, Muslim boys in RSS-run school

Breaking stereotypes, 11 Hindu children have enrolled in a madrassa here while as many as 140 Muslim boys have joined an RSS-run school.

Murli Manohar Joshi invited to inaugurate madrassa

Veteran BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi has accepted an invitation extended by the principal of a madrassa to "bridge the gap between the BJP and the Muslims."

Student chained by madrassa teacher, rescued

A 10-year-old student of a madrassa was allegedly chained by a teacher in Nalgonda district of Telangana, police said on Sunday.

Kenya to shut down radical madrassas in terror clampdown

 Kenyan authorities said Wednesday that they would close down Islamic schools or madrassas teaching radical doctrines, in a bid to combat terrorism.

11 killed in Karachi violence

At least 11 people were killed in different incidents of violence in Pakistan`s port city of Karachi Saturday, a media report said.

UP names new Madrassa board chief

The Uttar Pradesh government has appointed Qazi Jainus Sajiddin as the chairman of the madrassa board in the state.

Uttar Pradesh to post Madrassa details online

The details of madrassas in Uttar Pradesh would be posted online after 118 of them were found to be fake and running only on official records, an official said.

`US linking Pak madrassa with terror underscores India`s stance`

India on Wednesday said it only confirms the long-held position that terror networks exist there and need to be dismantled.

Pakistan`s presidential hopeful is madrassa graduate

Mamnoon Hussain, the PML-N candidate expected to win Pakistan`s presidential election next week, graduated from a seminary, sources said on Thursday.

Madrassa teachers burn boy`s feet to discipline hi

In a shocking case, two teachers at a madrassa allegedly burnt the feet of a 11-year-old student by pressing hot iron on them after the child tried to run away from the seminary in Rajouri district.

AP: Boy chained at madrassa to stop him from running away

A twelve-year-old boy was allegedly chained by authorities of a local madrassa to prevent him from escaping from the school.

Madrassa teacher held for sodomising student

A `madrassa` (seminary) teacher here has been arrested for allegedly sodomising a 13-year-old student after holding him captive for three days, police said Wednesday.

‘Jamia`s minority status won`t make it a madrassa’

Minority status for Jamia Millia Islamia will not change the secular nature of the 90-year-old university, says Vice Chancellor Najeeb Jung.

Hindu man teaches yoga at UP madrassa

Shortly after reciting `Bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim` from the Holy Quran, hundreds of students at a madrassa here fall in line for their first lesson of the day - yoga taught by a Hindu teacher.

AIMPLB to regulate madrassa education plan

The AIMPLB is all set to create its independent education board to institutionalize and modernize madrassa education in the country.

US study downplays Pakistan madrassa threat

Pakistan desperately needs more
schools to curb extremism but madrassas -- the Islamic
seminaries that have struck fear in the West -- are not the
main problem, a US study has said.

Jamia Millia wants to shed madrassa tag: VC Najeeb Jung

Jamia Millia Islamia is trying to shed the widely perceived "superior madrassa" tag, says Vice Chancellor Najeeb Jung, asserting that his job is to position the 90-year-old university as a modern, secular institution of learning.