AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi has slammed the Maharashtra government’s decision on madrasas, saying that no subject can be imposed on the Muslim religious seminaries. “No subject can be imposed on madrasas,” Owaisi on Monday said at an iftar party organised by party workers at Hapur Road here.
He was asked about Maharashtra government’s recent decision to de-recognise madrasas that do not provide formal education like teaching English, Maths and Science subjects. The Maharashtra government triggered a controversy when it decided to not recognise madrasas, which are not offering mainstream subjects, in a July 4 survey planned to assess the number of children between the ages of 6 and 14 not attending formal school.
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The controversial leader said the Muslim population in the country will be equal to that of Hindus in the next 250 years, but did not elaborate further on it.
He also said the RSS’ claim that the “gullible” nature of Mahatma Gandhi was responsible for the partition of India, was “wrong and misleading”. Describing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Samajwadi Party (SP) as two sides of the same coin, he claimed that their petty politics was responsible for the spurt in the incidents of communal violence in the country.
He expressed his party’s readiness to contest the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.