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7000 Muslim kids study in RSS schools in UP

Allahabad: About 7,000 Muslim students are studying in 1,200 RSS schools across UP, an increase of 30% in the last two years after a BJP-led govt came to power at the Centre, the right-wing outfit has said.RSS, known for its Hindutva ideology, said these students were following all rules like reciting ‘slokas’ and ‘bhojan mantras’, and were doing very well in studies and sports. Most of these students are enrolled in rural areas. Authorities at Saraswati Shishu Mandir and Saraswati Vidya Mandir claim that Muslim boys and girls had brought laurels to their schools in the fields of sports, cultural activities and academics as well. Chintamani Singh, state inspector of Vidhya Bharti, which manages these schools, said, “Our students such as Mohammad Aqib, Aftab Alam, Ejaj Ahmad, Gufranuddin and Mohammad Akaram have won medals at national sporting events and youth commonwealth games. “RSS sources said these numbers shatter the mainst ream propaganda about the organisation that is widely regarded as BJP’s ideological parent. At these schools, the day starts for students with surya namaskar and singing of Vande Mataram besides vedic hymns.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 July 2016 on page no. 15

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