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Shia board chief gets legal notice for 'defamatory' remarks

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

A legal notice was served on Shia Central Board chairman Wasim by the Ulama- I-Hind, citing certain 'defamatory' remarks made by him about madrasas.

The notice follows Rizvi's letter to Modi and on January 9 in which he claimed that madrasas bred terrorists and demanded that the Islamic institutions should be shut.

The notice accused of "insinuating" that education systems has not contributed to the progress of young Muslims, but has in fact created a sense of fundamentalism in them without any data to indicate.

It sought for a written and unconditional apology from and a payment of Rs 20 crore towards damages.

The Ulama-E-Hind is one of the leading Islamic foundations in the country.

The remarks were also criticised by Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, who has said that madrasas contribute to the growth of the country.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 20:50 IST