Controversial remark by Muslim cleric amid madrasa survey in Uttarakhand
Muslim cleric Maulana Sajid Rashidi has made a controversial statement saying that if the government dared to touch the private madrasas, the country will burn.
Maulana Sajid Rashidi’s statement comes soon after the Uttarakhand Waqf board chairman announced that the state government will modernize the madrasas by bringing a dress code and NCERT books.
Speaking to ANI, he said, “Every state has a madrasa board which comes under the government. In those madrasas, they (the government) can order dress codes, they can play movies or songs, they can do whatever they want, and nobody is stopping them. (But) We won’t let you do anything in our private madrasas, hear this out. Because Indian Muslims keep 4% of children from private madrasas to become maulvis and maulanas, if they try to interfere in that 4% of madrasas, all the Indian Muslims will stand against it. We won’t let them do this.”
Adding further Rashidi said, “We don’t take anything from the government. These are the foolish people who gave their madrasas to the government for the sake of earning the government’s income and now they are suffering the consequences. That’s why our big Maulavi and Ulemas tell others not to take any money from the government for madrasas.”
“We don’t need anything from anyone… Do whatever you want to do in the madrasas under the government. But don’t try to touch the private madrasas, (otherwise) India will be on fire,” the Muslim cleric said.
On Thursday, Uttarakhand Waqf Board chairman Shadab Shams said that the government will modernize the madrasas in a phase-wise manner under which seven such institutions will be made modern. As part of the rejuvenation of the institution, the Pushkar Singh Dhami government will implement a dress code from the next session in all 103 madrasas under the purview of the Waqf Board in Uttarakhand, ANI reported.
Meanwhile, in Uttar Pradesh, the All India Imam Association chief Maulana Sajid Rashidi advocated violence against surveyors of unrecognized madrasas in Uttar Pradesh. Speaking to the media, he said that the UP government had no right to interfere in the matters of madrasas run on private donations, Rashidi urged the functionaries of these institutions to hit the people conducting the survey with slippers and shoes.
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