In a bid to hit the root of all terrorist activities prevalent in India, a concerned Shia Board has written to the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, against the Madrassa Education Board, which allegedly breeds not bright young Indians but terrorists.
In the letter written to PM Modi, the Shia Waqf Board chairman said that it is high time for India to put an end to Madrassa education. Instead, the board’s chairman Waseem Rizvi said that there should be proper convent schools in India with the option of Islamic studies as one of the subjects.
#BREAKING — Shia board writes a letter to PM saying education in Madrassa is increasing terrorism. Madrassa practice should end and should be converted into convent schools, these schools should have optional Islamic education | @pranshumisraa pic.twitter.com/rzhAS8mzHM
— News18 (@CNNnews18) January 9, 2018
According to the report by News 18, there are two primary reasons for the request to close down the Madrassas. Firstly, the education imparted in the Madrassas in no way relates to the contemporary environment and needs. Secondly, in many cases it was found that the students of the Madrassas were encouraged to join terrorist groups by their own teachers and trainers.
It is to be noted that this letter comes after the incident of December 30, when as many as 51 girls were rescued in a raid on Madrassas in Uttar Pradesh. After this shameful incident, the Shia Waqf Board announced that all the Madrassas running on their property will be closed down one after the other.
It may be recalled here that Rizvi was among those handful of Muslims, who championed the cause of Triple Talaq and welcomed the Bill with open arms. He also condemned the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) for their opposition to the Triple Talaq Bill.