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Mamata government orders survey of madrasas

Probing into the Burdwan blast case, NIA, NSG and ED have already visited and searched several madrasas.

Written by Sabyasachi Bandopadhyay | Kolkata | Published: October 22, 2014 1:15 am

With central agencies — investigating the October 2 blast in Burdwan — putting under scanner several kharezi (unrecognised) madrasas, the TMC government has now ordered an audit survey of all such institutions in the state.

The move is aimed at getting a clear picture about kharezi madrasas, including number of students being taught, kind of education imparted and their source of income.

Probing into the Burdwan blast case, NIA, NSG and ED have already visited and searched several madrasas.

While NIA has said the accused in the case were radicalised in “violent jihadi ideology” and allegedly belonged to Jamaat-e-Mujahideen Bangladesh, ED is trying to find out the source of funds of the suspected terrorists.

The Mamata Banerjee government’s move is reminiscent of one taken by her predecessor Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee in 2003, albeit with a difference. While Bhattacharjee had asked the Intelligence Branch (IB) of the state police to conduct the survey, the present government is roping in maulavis, imams and muazzems for information on the madrasas.

Mamata’s order was conveyed by Minister of State for Madrasa and Minority Affairs Giyasuddin Mollah to all the DMs and ADMs through a video conference at Writers’ Building Monday. Top officials of Mollah’s department were also present during the meeting.

“The situation is very complex now. All sort of allegations against madrasas are flying thick and fast. We feel there has to be an audit of the khareji madrasas and I told the DMs to do the job. I also told them to rope in the maulavis, imams, people involved with these madrasas and maktabs (elementary schools), to get the information. The report should be filed as soon as possible,” Mollah told The Indian Express.

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    Awareness4All
    Oct 26, 2014 at 12:08 pm
    Are you being Hindu are not Radicalized? Ask your self what is the meaning of Radicle.
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      Awareness4All
      Oct 26, 2014 at 12:09 pm
      Every one know your ideny zero....HaHaHa
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        Awareness4All
        Oct 22, 2014 at 8:28 am
        RSS plots these bombs at madarsas so that w nation should think that something is cooking inside the madarsas. RSS people in past were caught red handed in doing such acts. RSS people disguised in Muslim dresses plot such stuffs. Game is simple,,,,RSS plants such evidences in Muslim places, government backed them and set investigation committee, all committee members are topped by RSS favor people, they submit the report the way RSS wants. Result ban on Madarsa. W Nation goes against Muslims. Media will also start campaigning against Muslims. After many years it will be found that no madrasas were involved in criminal activities, but very few people will know this because news will come in last page corner. Best example is recent "Love Jihad" RSS, BJP, and Media started vomiting against Muslims for Love Jihad case, later it is found that w case was wrong, just to malign Muslims and RSS political leaders were behind this. As long as such conspiracy against Muslims are not stopped, India will never gain super power position.
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          IndianWellWisher
          Oct 22, 2014 at 8:30 pm
          Remove your burqa, hero and then talk.
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          1. Nirvikar Goel
            Oct 22, 2014 at 7:49 am
            It is mere an eyewash.
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