Madrassas

Uttarakhand madrassas refuse to display PM Narendra Modi's photo on 'religious grounds'

Uttarakhand madrassas refuse to display PM Narendra Modi's photo on 'religious grounds'

Office bearers of madrassas in Uttarakhand held consultations after which they decided they will not comply with the directive "on religious grounds."

Jan 05, 2018, 09:31 AM IST
Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa bats for modern education, calls for reform of madrassas

Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa bats for modern education, calls for reform of madrassas

Pakistan Army chief noted that there were more religious seminaries established in Balochistan than the modern and quality schools during the past four decades.

Dec 08, 2017, 19:05 PM IST
Need to revisit teachings in Pakistan madrassas: Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa

Need to revisit teachings in Pakistan madrassas: Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa

"I am not against madrassas, but we have lost the essence of madrassas," the Nation newspaper quoted the powerful general.

Dec 08, 2017, 18:47 PM IST

UP govt extends deadline for madrassas to register on website

The Uttar Pradesh government has for the second time extended by 15 days the September 30 deadline for all the madrassas in the state to register themselves on the government website, an official said on Tuesday.

Oct 03, 2017, 17:17 PM IST
UP govt extends deadline for registration of madrassas by 15 days

UP govt extends deadline for registration of madrassas by 15 days

The last date for registration is September 30, Minority Welfare Minister Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary told PTI.

Sep 17, 2017, 19:00 PM IST
UP government stops grants to 46 madrassas

UP government stops grants to 46 madrassas

The Yogi government on Wednesday stopped funds to 46 madrassas.

Sep 13, 2017, 23:00 PM IST

'Talaq to be part of cirriculum in madrassas'

To educate Muslims about the practice of 'talaq' after recent Supreme Court ruling on the matter, a leading Dargah of the Sunni sect has decided to include it in the curriculum of madrassas.

Aug 29, 2017, 17:23 PM IST
Singing national anthem, recording I-Day videos un-Islamic: UP clerics

Singing national anthem, recording I-Day videos un-Islamic: UP clerics

As per the clerics, certain phrases in the anthem preach against the belief of Islam. 

Aug 13, 2017, 19:09 PM IST

In Myanmar, religious tensions simmer as madrassas shuttered

Chit Tin, a 55-year-old Muslim man has prayed at the same madrassa in eastern Yangon his whole adult life, most of it spent under a junta that crushed opposition, ruined Myanmar`s economy and turned it into an international pariah state.

Jun 19, 2017, 09:40 AM IST
Modi govt to build toilets in one lakh madrassas under 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan': Naqvi

Modi govt to build toilets in one lakh madrassas under 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan': Naqvi

In a significant step, the Modi government will build toilets in one lakh madrassas in the country by end of next financial year under 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan', Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi confirmed on Saturday.

Mar 18, 2017, 12:43 PM IST

Madrassas produce believers not terrorists: Azam Khan

Azam Khan criticised the "attempts to abolish" the minority status of Aligarh Muslim University and Jamia Millia University.

May 16, 2016, 16:40 PM IST

In Rajasthan, registration of 729 madrassas canceled in last 2 years

The registration of 729 inactive madrassas have been canceled by the Rajasthan government in the last two years.

Mar 04, 2016, 16:13 PM IST

Pakistan shuts down 254 religions seminaries

Pakistani authorities have shut 254 suspected and unregistered religious madrassas across the country as part of a crackdown on religious seminaries involved in extremism.

Feb 25, 2016, 12:48 PM IST

UK warns to shut down religious schools teaching intolerance

 Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday announced a major crackdown on madrassas and other religious schools in the UK that teach children intolerance, warning that they will be shut down.

Oct 07, 2015, 20:44 PM IST

Pakistan to crackdown on 48 madrassas involved in terrorism

Pakistan's Sindh province government will crackdown on 48 madrassas involved in promoting terrorism in the country, according to a report.

Jun 05, 2015, 12:46 PM IST

Pak madrassas 'universities of ignorance', says information minister

A Pakistani minister has courted controversy after he called madrassas as "universities of ignorance", drawing strong reaction from seminaries in the country which demanded his removal.

May 19, 2015, 16:06 PM IST

Need to bring Madrassas' students to mainstream: Sareshwala

There is a need to bring students of Madrassas to the mainstream, newly-appointed Chancellor of Maulana Azad National Urdu University Zafar Sareshwala said on Sunday, hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his efforts for the progress of the country including that of the Muslims.

Jan 04, 2015, 20:27 PM IST

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.

Dec 09, 2014, 15:40 PM IST

Punjab CM Badal sanctions Rs 70 lakh for upgradation of burial places, madrassas

 Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal sanctioned Rs 70 lakh for the upgradation of nine existing burial places and five madrassas across the state.

Oct 01, 2014, 16:56 PM IST

Pakistan`s new security policy aims to reform madrassas

Pakistan plans to bring all of its madrassas, or religious schools, under its national education system within one year under a landmark security policy aimed at combating extremism.

Mar 02, 2014, 22:38 PM IST