UP Muslim Cleric hails introduction of NCERT books in Madarsas

ANI | Updated: Oct 30, 2017 19:24 IST

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], October 30 (ANI): Shia Cleric Law Board member Maulana Yasoob Abbas on Monday welcomed the decision of introduction of National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) books in Uttar Pradesh Madarsas.

Speaking to ANI, Abbas said "This suggestion is a good step; also Madarsas have played an important role right from the time of Independence. Without disturbing the course of Madarsas; it's a 'good move'. Before this gets implemented there should be good arrangements for the students".

"We only wish that the syllabus and the course of Madarsas should not be disturbed. People who are opposing it, they should not do it. We should accept education from whichever source we receive it from," he said.

Madarsas are minority educational institutions offering study in Islamic theology and religious law.

Currently, there are about 19,000 recognised and 560 aided madarsas operating in the state.

Earlier in January, the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh had made NCERT books mandatory for all schools affiliated to the Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UP Board) from academic session 2018-19. (ANI)

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