Uttar Pradesh government has made it mandatory for all students and teachers in Madrasas of the state to sing national anthem before commencing the classes. The order has been implemented from today, May 12.
Danish Azad Ansari, minority state minister of UP has passed this order. The decision was taken in the meeting of UP Madrasa education board on March 24. The order of implementation was passed on May 9.
As per the order, the schools will continue with the previously sung religious prayers along with the national anthem- “Jana Gana Mana”. The Madrasas were closed from March 30 to May 11 due to Ramazan.
The schools has reopened on Thursday, May 12 and the order has been implemented from today. The order will be applicable in all recognized, aided and non-aided madrasas.
The decision has come almost five years after the UP Madrasa Board had made the recital of National anthem and flag hoisting mandatory on independence day, in the year 2017.
It may be mentioned that soon after the formation of new government, the Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had made an announcement making recital of National Anthem mandatory in all Madarsas. However due to Ramzan holiday the orders in this regard was not issued. The teachings in Madarsas have commenced again from Thursday and the orders were delivered the same day.
Reacting sharply at it, the spokesperson of Darul Uloom Firangi Mahal, Maulana Sufian said that there was no harm in it. He said that no one has ever objected to recitals of the National Anthem in madarsas, but the government should also think about providing other resources to upgrade.
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