Child Rights Organization Wants Madrassas Taking Non-Muslim Children to Be Investigated

National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has asked all states and Union Territories to launch an investigation into all government-funded and recognized madrassas . Commission also discovered that some states and Union Territories are providing them with scholarships .

In a letter to all chief secretaries, the National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has asked all states and Union Territories to launch an investigation into all government-funded and recognized madrassas which accept non-Muslim children.The commission also discovered that some states and Union Territories are providing them with scholarships.According to the letter, it is a clear-cut violation and violation of Article 28(3) of the Constitution of India, which prohibits educational institutions from requiring the children to participate in any religious instruction without the parent's permission, the commission said.The commission also suggested that any madrassas that are funded or recognized by the government are providing both religious and in some cases formal education to children.According to the NCPCR letter, the states and Union Territories should map all unmapped madrasas in your states and Union Territories and admit any or all children into schools for receiving formal education with immediate effect.

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