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."
A 10-year-old student of a madrassa was allegedly chained by a teacher in Nalgonda district of Telangana, police said on Sunday.
Kenyan authorities said Wednesday that they would close down Islamic schools or madrassas teaching radical doctrines, in a bid to combat terrorism.
At least 11 people were killed in different incidents of violence in Pakistan`s port city of Karachi Saturday, a media report said.
The Uttar Pradesh government has appointed Qazi Jainus Sajiddin as the chairman of the madrassa board in the state.
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.
India on Wednesday said it only confirms the long-held position that terror networks exist there and need to be dismantled.
Mamnoon Hussain, the PML-N candidate expected to win Pakistan`s presidential election next week, graduated from a seminary, sources said on Thursday.
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.
A twelve-year-old boy was allegedly chained by authorities of a local madrassa to prevent him from escaping from the school.
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.
Minority status for Jamia Millia Islamia will not change the secular nature of the 90-year-old university, says Vice Chancellor Najeeb Jung.
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.
The AIMPLB is all set to create its independent education board to institutionalize and modernize madrassa education in the country.
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 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.
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