Directive to brought atleast 25 women in madarsas for prime minister Narendra modi’s “Samwad” programme has been withdrawn after a protest by Teachers’ Association Madaris-e-Arabia. the directive was issued for Narendra modi’s expected visit to Varansi to hold a meeting with muslim women. the circular issued by the government wanted each madarsa to ensure the presence of minimum 25 minority women at the programme.
While protesting against the order Diwan Saheb Zaman Khan, general secretary of the Teachers’ Association Madaris-e-Arabia, said, “The order of the state government has been opposed because we are running academic institutions and are not workers of BJP or Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM).
However on Sunday the local administration withdrew the order and social welfare officer of Varanasi R K Yadav said, “The order has been withdrawn and the meeting scheduled for Monday too has been cancelled following protest from madrasas. The programme of PM’s interaction with minority women has only been proposed so far, and the administration has not received any final minute-to-minute programme of the PM yet.”
According to Indian Express UP education madrasa board recognises 23 aided and 127 unaided madrasas in Varanasi. At the auditorium, seating arrangements will be made for 700 women. The administration had also called a meeting with madrasa staff on Monday regarding preparations for the event.