Press Esc to close
Monday 01 May 2017
News updated at 2:49 AM IST

Madrassas give 'education of terrorism': BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj

Lucknow, Sep 14, 2014, (PTI): 16:13 IST
In controversial remarks, BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj today alleged that madrassas were giving education of terrorism. PTI file photo

In controversial remarks, BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj today alleged that madrassas were giving "education of terrorism".


"Education of terrorism is being given in madrassas. They (madrassas)... are making them terrorists and jihadis....It is not in national interest," the MP from Unnao constituency told reporters in Nademau in Kannauj district, 120 km from here.

He alleged that students were not being taught about nationalism in the religious schools.

"Tell me about one madrassa where tricolour is hoisted even on August 15 and January 26," he said.

The MP said madrassas "which have no connection with nationalism" are being given government aid.

"Most of our schools do not take the aid but it is being given to madrassas having no connection with nationalism," he said.

The Samajwadi Party denounced Sakshi's "hate speech", saying it was an attempt to create division among communities.

"Sakshi has given a hate speech which is aimed towards creating differences in the society," SP spokesman Rajendra Chaurdhary said.

Earlier, during a programme in Etah on September 7, Sakshi had reportedly labelled madrassas as "hub of terror" and alleged that 'love jihad' prospers through such institutions.

'Love Jihad' is the term used by right wing Hindu outfits while referring to alleged conversion of Hindu girls through marriage.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Laborers carrying bricks at a brick factory on the eve of International labour day on the outskirts.

Laborers carrying bricks at a brick factory on the eve of International labour day on the outskirts.

A laborer carries a sack of grain at a market on the eve of International labour day, in Bikaner...

A laborer carries a sack of grain at a market on the eve of International labour day, in Bikaner...

Roger Federer, of Switzerland, left, and Microsoft founder Bill Gates, right, celebrate...

Roger Federer, of Switzerland, left, and Microsoft founder Bill Gates, right, celebrate...

A decorated home at Bhilar village, India's first 'village of books' where Around 15,000 books...

A decorated home at Bhilar village, India's first 'village of books' where Around 15,000 books...

Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh during a promotional event, in Mumbai on Saturday...

Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh during a promotional event, in Mumbai on Saturday...

An elephant calf gets a shower on a hot summer day at Anna National Zoological Park, in Chennai...

An elephant calf gets a shower on a hot summer day at Anna National Zoological Park, in Chennai...

Indian team celebrates their win over New Zealand in their second match at the 26th Sultan Azlan...

Indian team celebrates their win over New Zealand in their second match at the 26th Sultan Azlan...

An albino peacock displays its feathers on a hot summer day at Anna National Zoological Park...

An albino peacock displays its feathers on a hot summer day at Anna National Zoological Park...

A helicopter carrying the body of famed Swiss climber Ueli Steck arrives at Teaching Hospital...

A helicopter carrying the body of famed Swiss climber Ueli Steck arrives at Teaching Hospital...

A security person keeps tight vigil as the vehicles loaded with official documents moving toward...

A security person keeps tight vigil as the vehicles loaded with official documents moving toward...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.