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Mumbai: State Government’s attempt to modernize the Madrasas and equip them with modern education received a severe blow when the heads of Madrasas in a meeting on Wednesday July 8, 2009 in Mumbai rejected the government offer for special aid and constitution of a separate board for them.


The meeting called by SETU Charitable Trust, the NGO founded by Satish Tirpathi - former Additional Chief Secretary and coordinated by Dr. Mehmoodur Rehman - chairman of the special committee for minorities constituted by Government of Maharashtra was attended by a large number of Ulema from all across the state. The meeting though had few voices conditionally supporting the proposal, received strong opposition from the majority.


“The proposed Madrasa Board is not acceptable to us. It is better if the government constitutes a committee comprising of Madrasa heads and Ulema to look into the details of what actually it wants before enforcing any decision on us”, Maulana Ghulam Mohd Vastanvi who heads a chain of Madrasas and colleges across the country said in the meeting.


Stating that there is a wide gap between the two drafts of the Madrasa board, one proposed by the Centre and other by the State, Maulana Mehmood Dariyabadi said, “Similar questions were raised in a meeting that was called in 2008 but the Government has not come up with any explanation till now.”


Observing that only 4% Muslim children are taking admissions in the Madrasas and the remaining 96% go to the schools run by Muslims NGOs, Maulana Dariyabadi asked, “Why the government that does not show any sympathy towards the Muslim schools and their Managements who run from one office to another for every small thing, is so restless in extending an aid to the Madrasas?”


It also transpired during the meeting that the managements have already decided to include modern education in their Madrasas, the primary aim of the government. However fearing the interference from the government in the syllabus the Madrasa heads decline to receive the government aid.


“If the Government’s intention is to include the modern education in the Madrasas then we have already decided to do so. But the proposed Madrasa board is vague that makes the intentions of the government unclear”, said Mufti Huzaifah in the meeting.


Amid the strong opposition to the government’s proposal for Madrasa Board, Hafiz Nadeem Siddiquee – President Jamiatul Ulema Maharashtra proposed, “ If the Government is really interested in helping the Madrasas, it should first implement its own decision taken in 2004 to provide food grains on subsidized rates.”


Meanwhile, the manner in which the organisers conducted the meeting is also receiving widespread criticisms from those present at the venue. While some of them are terming the whole exercise as a poll gimmick, others are not ready to let the organizers away so easily for calling the people without any precise agenda.


“First, people were angry since the organizers had no specific agenda for the meeting. Then they found it humiliating when some of them left the venue even as the discussions were still going on”, says Shabbir Shakir of Pasban-e-Taleem while speaking to




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