India Bans Islamic Schools in Muslim Majority Region, Assam
India bans Islamic Schools in the Muslim majority region, Assam, currently ruled by Prime Minister Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The government passed the law to ban all the madrassas in Assam.
Opposition parties in India have criticized the law and say it showed the Indian Government’s anti-Muslim in the country ruled by Hindus.
More than 700 Islamic schools, also known as Madrassas in the Assam region, will be shut down in April 2021, confirmed Himanta Biswa Sarma, Education Minister.
“We do not need Imams for the mosques. We need more police officers, doctors, teachers, and bureaucrats from the Muslim minority in India.”said Mr. Sharma, Bharatiya Jana Party.
The government of India will convert all the Islamic Schools into regular schools, and these schools will no longer provide any religious education, he said.
Opposition political parties have said this law is a move against Muslims. A lawmaker from the Congress party, Wajed Ali Choudhury, said this idea is a move to “wipe out Muslims.”
More than 100 retried senior diplomats and civil servants have pushed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Uttar Pradesh to repeal a new law making it a crime to forcefully convert the brides, which is also aimed towards Muslims, which is also known as Love Jihad.