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Blend religious education with modern outlook, says Mufti

He also described “educational backwardness as the prime reason hampering progress of Muslims in the country”

Jammu | Published: November 15, 2015 3:21:34 am

J&K Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Saturday called for blending religious education with modern outlook, adding that the idea of India is celebrating its diversity and inclusivity. He also described “educational backwardness as the prime reason hampering progress of Muslims in the country”, an official release issued here said. “I do not find any stark contradiction between the need for religious education and importance of having secular modern outlook. I myself studied in a madrasa, which provided religious education, and then went on to do a degree in law from Aligarh Muslim University,” he said.

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