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Delhi govt may set up madrasa board
|New Delhi: As allegations of madrasas being breeding ground for terrorism haunt the country, Delhi government is planning to set up a board to run these religious institutions and impart formal education.
The move, which will involve teaching subjects like mathematics and science in madrasas, is aimed at enabling the students of the madrasas to come into the mainstream education after initial Islamic studies, Delhi Food Minister and Waqf Board Chairman Haroon Yusuf said.
He said as per the proposed move, the government would also give aid to madrasas and have an audit of funds of these institutions conducted to clear apprehensions over their misuse.
About 1,000 madrasas are believed to be functional in the capital and of them only Madrasa Aliya is run by Delhi Waqf Board.
The government proposes to set up a Madrasa Board which would run all these religious institutions after registering these.
"At present students at madrasas are imparted teachings in Qur’an. The move proposes that formal education be given alongside the shariat lessons so that a student intending to take up formal education at some stage in life does not face any problem," Yusuf said.
A tie-up could be arranged with formal schools so that pupils from madrasas get admissions in these at later stages of education, he said (PTI).