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Shia Waqf Board chief urges PM Modi to ban Madrassas for spreading ISIS ideology

Last Updated: Tuesday, 22 January 2019 (14:37 IST)
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Shia Central Waqf Board (UPSCWB) chairman on Tuesday urged Prime Minister to ban Madrassas saying it was only promoting in the country.
 
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“If madrassas are not shut, in 15 years, more than half of the Muslim population will be supporting ISIS. It has been seen worldwide that to promote any mission, children are targeted. As it can be seen, ISIS is trying to build its stronghold in Muslim dominated areas across the world,” Mr Rizvi said in his one-page letter to the PM.
 
He also claimed that by going to madrassas, students are cut off from society. “Students in the madrassas are being kept away from formal education and other religions. In the name of Islamic education, these students are being infested with extremist ideologies. This is harmful for our Muslim children as well as the country,” Mr Rizvi said.
 
“Madrassas should be shut at primary level and if after passing out of school, if they want to know more about the culture, they can join it then,” he added. (UNI)
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