Monday, 10 November 2014

Assam has too many madrassas with doubtful credentials : Security agencies

Assam Security agencies have discovered the State has too many madrassas with doubtful credentials.

They suspect that the unregistered madrasas have discarded the traditional Hanafi school of thought and has shifted to a radical version adhered to by most jihadi outfits. There are reports that some textbooks taught at the schools over–emphasized aspects that could undermine social peace and incite violence in society. The content of textbooks, particularly in the context of the jihad, were not consistent with existing socio–political realities, and contained controversial, discriminatory and gender–insensitive material, security agencies suspected.

Each madrassa should register itself under the State Madrassa Education Board (SMEB) which has its office at Kahilipara. Sources in SMEB said there are about 663 registered madrassas. SMEB also suspect that the number of unregistered madrassas could be “very high”. “They have come up along the Indo–Bangladesh border and in the char areas,” the SMEB felt. Home department officials said the jihadi network in the State is no “longer in a nascent stage”. “It has penetrated quite far. We are aware and we are taking necessary actions,” a senior home department official said.

A BSF official also said that a section of madrassas along the Indo–Bangladesh border have been kept on surveillance. “We have told our men to keep an eye on them as suspected activities have been reported,” he said. Read More Here
Reported and reproduction requested by Basudeb Pal ( Mob:9674514952)

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