By Muslim Mirror Network
On Tuesday, September 13, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami announced that the state government would conduct a survey of all madrasas in the state.
“Survey of all madrasas will be done in Uttarakhand. Many types of things come up from time to time, so it is very important to conduct a proper survey,” Dhami was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Additionally, he stated that the study was crucial as “these institutions should also be fine for us.”
The survey of madrasas in Uttar Pradesh started the same day this happened. On Tuesday, a three-person committee visited madrasas in the state to learn more about various facets of the Islamic institutions, including their funding source.
According to the state government, the survey’s objectives were to gather information about these institutions and give pupils access to current amenities. However, it issued a warning that if the madrasas were discovered to be involved in alleged “illegal activities,” action would be taken against them.
The survey teams have until October 5 to submit their reports to the district authorities in charge of those areas. The state administration will then get the reports by October 25.
Meanwhile, Asaduddin Owaisi, the leader of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), has criticised the “targeted” surveys of madrasas.
“It’s a targeted survey against the Muslim community. Survey of private schools, missionary schools, government schools, and RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) schools should happen. Doing survey of unaided madrasas is a targeted survey and is wrong,” Owaisi was quoted as saying by ANI.