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BJP governments have no plan to close madrassas: Hussain

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The governments at the Centre and in had no plans to shut down the madrassas and were, instead, working towards the modernisation of imparted in these institutes, Hussain said today.

The governments of the saffron party were working hard to ensure modernisation of the madrassas and the work that had started during the in this regard was continuing under the current dispensation led by Prime Modi, he claimed.

Hussain's remarks came after the Lucknow-based Shia Central Waqf Board wrote to the prime minister, asking him to shut down the madrassas in the country, alleging that the imparted in these Islamic schools encouraged the students to join terror outfits.

"Our governments have no plan to shut down the madrassas. We are in favour of their modernisation as well as the modernisation of the imparted there. We want that alongside religious teachings, modern should also be imparted to the madrassa students," the former Union said.

He quoted Modi's comment that madrassa students should have the Quran in one hand and computers in the other.

The leader said the HRD ministry was working hard to achieve the modernisation of the madrassas in the country.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 20:55 IST