UP madrasas told to celebrate Independence Day, videograph event

Elias Hubbard
August 13, 2017

Gwalior madrasa manager S. Khan said the madrasas in MP had been celebrating Independence Day and Republic Day and also, other occasions of national importance.

The Madhya Pradesh Madarsa Board has ordered over 5000 madrasas or Islamic seminaries in the state to compulsorily organise a Tiranga (Tricolor) rally to celebrate Independence Day and email it the photographs of the celebrations.

According to the circular, the flag hoisting and recitation of the National Anthem will take place at 8 a.m. Students will sing songs on nationalism and will be told about the history of the freedom struggle. "The Tiranga Yatra will be part of the Independence Day celebrations this year". The order was issued by registrar of UP Madrasa Shiksha Parishad, Rahul Gupta, who said there was nothing wrong with the order. Following this, tributes will be paid to martyrs of India's freedom struggle.

The circular said cultural programmes will be organised on national unity along with sports activities and candies will be distributed at the end of the session. As apparent through the image of the order shared by News Agency ANI, the Parishad has also outlined the events which should be organized on August 15 after the unfurling of the national flag. "Then why have they asked us to give proof this time".

At present, around there are 8,000 recognised madrasas in UP of these, 560 are fully aided by the state.

The Yogi Adityanath-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government had asked madarsas affiliated to the UP Madarsa Shiksha Parishad to pay tribute to freedom fighters and hold cultural programmes on August 15.

Summary: Madrasa students stage cultural programmes. "Why other government-run schools in the state have not been asked to send photographs of Independence Day celebrations to the higher authorities concerned?" a Congress spokesman asked.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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