Come clear on syllabus in madrasas, HC tells govt

Come clear on syllabus in madrasas, HC tells govt

The High Court on Thursday questioned the State government on how the children studying in madrasas would earn their livelihood.

A division bench comprising acting Chief Justice S K Mukherjee and Justice B V Nagarathna directed the government to submit, in writing, as to which of the two syllabus they would adopt to teach students at 1,000 odd madrasas.

Mohammed Iqbal and Myyadi, both native of Mangaluru district, have filed a writ appeal seeking directions by the court to Mohiddin Jumma Masjid and Darul Uloom Madarasa (wakf institutions) to teach Samastha Kerala Sunni Vidyabhyasa Board syllabus, which teaches Arabic with Kannada translation instead of Samastha Kerala Islam Matha Vidyabhyasa Board, Samasthalayam, Chelari (SKIMVB). The appellants have submitted that SKIMVB is an unregistered board and that the board is forcing the madrasas of Dakshina Kannada to introduce its syllabus.

‘Anti-national syllabus’

Advocate Pavan Chandra Shetty, appearing for the appellents, contended that syllabus followed by SKIMVB is anti-national.

The appellant has contended that the single judge had passed an order without application of mind in February 2015, stating that since the wakf board has already issued a direction to impart education as per the existing syllabus, no further directions were required.

Despite government circular and the district wakf directing the said madrasa to follow government circular, the said madrasa was continuing the syllabus of SKIMVB.

The appellants have sought directions to set aside the single judge order.