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.
Thousands of army, paramilitary and police personnel were deployed in cities across Pakistan on Friday in view of nationwide protests by various groups over the killing of 11 people in sectarian clashes in the garrison city of Rawalpindi.
Jammu and Kashmir
government announced an aid of Rs 3.47 crore for 362 madrassas
of the state.
Bangladesh is planning to integrate
hundreds of Islamic religious schools into the mainstream
secular education system in a revamp costing USD 70 million,
an official said on Monday.
A conglomerate of madrassas
asked religious seminaries working under the Pakistan
government to generously help flood-affected people as any
delay in providing aid could lead to humanitarian crises.
The debate rages in India on how to upgrade madrassa education system.
Anas bin Saleem, a 12-year-old American, spends seven hours a day sitting cross-legged on the floor memorizing the Quran.
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