UP govt blocks grant of 46 madrasas

UP govt blocks grant of 46 madrasas

UP govt blocks grant of 46 madrasas
In a decision which is certain to trigger controversy, Uttar Pradesh government has blocked grant of funds for 46 'madrasas' in the state after detecting ''irregularities'' in their management.
 
According to the sources here on Wednesday, the government has also stopped payment of salaries of the teachers of all these madrasas.
 
''Grant of funds to 46 madrasas has been stopped following detection of irregularities in their management...the irregularities came to the fore during a scrutiny of the records of the madrasas,'' said a senior official here.
 
Sources said that the government had received complaints that many madrasas had only been running on paper. The government had formed a committee comprising the district inspector of school and others of the concerned district to conduct a probe into the complaints.
 
Sources said that at many madrasas the teachers were paid less but were made to sign paper showing greater amount. The decision of the Yogi Adityanath government comes barely days after launching of a separate portal for the madrasas in order to identify the ''fake'' madrasas. Muslim clerics and madrasa managers had sharply criticised the creation of the portal and said that the Islamic Seminaries were being ''targeted'' by the government.
 
The step comes close on the heels of the decision by the state government to act against the madrasas, where the national anthem was not sung during the Independence Day celebrations. Instead of the national anthem, the students of many 'madrasas' had sung 'sare jahanseachha Hindostan hamara', penned by the famous Urdu poet Mohammed Iqbal. 
 
The managers of the these madrasas also did not conduct video recording of the I-Day celebrations, which had also been made mandatory by the state government. 
 
The state government had also directed the ‘madarsas’ to conduct videography of the entire program and submit the video and pictures to the concerned government official.





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