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Madrasas produce terrorists, says Shia Board chief

ANI  |  Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] 

Shia Central Board Chairman Wasim on Tuesday said that most of the madrasas in the country were not recognised and the Muslim students studying in such institutions were moving towards

Rizvi's assertion came after he wrote a letter to Modi and Yogi Adityanath, claimming that Madrasas bred terrorists and efforts should be made to shift them into mainstream

Speaking to ANI, Shia Central Board chairman Wasim asked, "How many Madrasas have produced engineers, doctors, IAS officers? Yes but some Madrasas have produced terrorists."

He also said that the madrassas should be converted to convent schools which offer an optional subject of Islamic

"Madrasas should be affiliated to CBSE, ICSE, and allow non-Muslim students, and religious should be made optional. I have written to the and in this regard. It will make our country even stronger," he added.

Rizvi, reportedly, has mentioned in the letter that several Madrasas were being used to aid terrorist activities.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 16:55 IST