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Muslim Youth Want To Become Shah Rukh Khan, Not IAS Officer: Ex-Minority Education Commission Chief

Oct 05, 2021 Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Justice MSA Siddiqui spoke to Outlook about the status of madrasa education in India and said that most government grants go to fake madari (madrasas).

Reform Within: How A Madrasa In Madhubani Is Blending Change With Tradition

Sep 30, 2021 Umesh Kumar Ray

The Jamia-Tul-Qasim Dar-ul Uloom-Il-Islamia madrasa in Bihar is breaking stereotypes by teaches three languages—Urdu, English and Hindi—along with computers, history, math, geography and science.

Allahabad HC Seeks UP Govt’s Reply On State Funding Of Madarsas And Other Religious Institutions

The Allahabad High Court asked whether the policy to provide financial aid to religious institutions is consistent with the secular scheme of the Constitution. It also asked whether state-aided madrasas also admit girl students.

Madrasa Teacher Sentenced 5 Years' Rigorous Imprisonment For Molesting Two Minor Girls

Mar 02, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Both the 11-year-old and the 9-year-old victims are sisters who refused to go to the madrasa after they accused the teacher of touching them inappropriately

Assam Approves Bill To Scrap State-Run Madrassas Amid Walkout By Opposition

From April 1 next year, over 600 state-run Madrassas will be converted into upper primary, high and higher secondary schools with no change of status, pay, allowances and service conditions of the teaching and non-teaching staff.

14 December, 2020

Govt-Run Madrasas, Sanskrit Tols To Operate As General Educational Institutes In Assam


The historic closure of government-run madrasas is aimed at secularising entire educational system in the state

13 December, 2020

Assam Cabinet Approves Proposal To Close Down Govt-Run Madrasas And Sanskrit Tols


All government-run madrasas would be converted to high schools and new admissions would be held for existing students as regular ones, officials say.

12 July, 2019

Madrasa Students Beaten Up, Forced To Say 'Jai Shri Ram': Reports

Outlook Web Bureau

According to reports, the victims, who are all minors, had their clothes torn off and their bicycles were vandalized by the group when the children went to a ground to play cricket after concluding their afternoon namaaz.

29 April, 2019

Pakistan Says It Will Bring Madrassas Under Govt Control To Combat Terrorism

Outlook Web Bureau

Addressing a press conference in Rawalpindi, Major General Asif Ghafoor said Pakistan had witnessed a surge in religious seminaries from 247 madrassas in 1947 to 2,861 in 1980.

19 April, 2019

Bangladesh: Teenage Girl Burnt To Death For Reporting Sexual Harassment Against Madrassa Teacher

Outlook Web Bureau

Nusrat Jahan Rafi, an 18 year-old-student at a madrassa in Bangladesh was burnt to death by four burqa-clad persons days after she reported sexual harassment by the madrassa principal

10 March, 2019

Madarsas Are Into Religious Education Business, Not Terrorism: Frank Islam

Outlook Web Bureau

A renowned US entrepreneur and civic leader, Frank Islam stressed that Madarsas spread religious education and said that the Islamic institutions should start speaking out against terrorism of all types.


22 January, 2019

UP Shia Board Chief Writes To PM Modi, Demands Shutting Down Madrasas To Check ISIS Influence

Outlook Web Bureau

It can be seen that children are soft targets for running any mission and at this point of time ISIS is a dangerous terror organisation, writes Waseem Rizvi in a letter to PM Modi.

17 January, 2018

Shia, Sunni Clerics File FIR Against UP Shia Waqf Board Chief For Saying Madrassas Are Breeding Grounds For Terrorists

Outlook Web Bureau

The clerics also accused Rizvi of being involved in selling off Waqf properties and other corruption cases.

11 January, 2018

Uttarakhand Madrassas To Teach Sanskrit, Computer Science As Optional Subjects

Outlook Web Bureau

At present, madrassas in the state offer Maths, Science, Ayush and Social Science as optional subjects.

09 January, 2018

'Madrassas Encourge Students To Join Terrorist Ranks', Shia Body Urges PM Modi To Shut Madrassas

Outlook Web Bureau

The Shia body demanded that madrassas be replaced by schools affiliated to the CBSE or the ICSE which will offer students an optional subject of Islamic education.

05 January, 2018

Uttarakhand Madrasas Yet To Install Modi's Pictures, Cites 'Religious Considerations'

Outlook Web Bureau

"Islam does not permit us to install pictures of living beings or individuals, including religious leaders inside mosques or madrassas"


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz