New textbooks for madrasahs
Aligarh: The Vice-Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University, Mr. Naseem Ahmad released several textbooks for Deeni Madarsas and Muslim Managed Educational Institutions on 20 July. The Academy of South Asian Studies (ASAS) has launched a major initiative for modernization of Madarsa education in the country. He said that the Indian Constitution envisages equality and social justice to all citizens of the country and provides for promotion of Secularism.
Mr. Ahmad said that AMU is a Minority Institution and it was established and maintained by Muslims ever since its establishment. He said that Minority Educational Institutions are allowed to reserve 75% seats for the minority students. AMU Vice-Chancellor said that Indian Muslims are suffering from deep inferiority complex because they are at the very bottom in the field of education.
Dr. Abidullah Ghazi, executive director, Iqra International Education Foundation, Chicago (USA) said that Muslims will also have to take the lead in bridging the gap among different communities and resolving communal conflicts.
He also thanked the Vice-Chancellor for providing a building in the University Campus for research and development purposes to
Prof. Mohammed Sabreen of the NCERT said that ASAS has filled the gap by developing a curriculum on modern education as per NCERT standard that these textbooks would be beneficial for Madarsas students. Dr. M. Saud Alam Qasmi, Professor Nafis Ahmad and Mr. Arshad Mansoor Ghazi also addressed the
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