Sri Lanka announces Burqa ban and closes over 1000 madrassas.

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Sri Lanka To Shut Madrassas, Ban Burqas: Minister Weerasekara

Sri Lanka's Public Security Minister Sarath Weerasekara has announced the country's plans to ban burqas and almost 1000 Madrassas. Highlighting the threat to national security, Sarath called Burqa a sign of religious extremism that came into existence recently. Moreover, the government plans to ban 1,000 Madrassas since they are not registered with the authorities. Reportedly, the decision would affect the Muslim minority that constitutes 9%… read-more

Sun, 14 Mar 2021 - 08:13 PM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: Srilanka, Burqa, Muslim woman, Madrassas

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NIOS new curriculum introduces Gita, Ramayan to 100 Madrassas

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NIOS To Introduce Gita, Ramayana In Curriculum Of 100 Madrassas

The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) is planning to introduce ancient Indian knowledge, Gita and Ramayana to 100 madrassas. Reportedly, a part of NIOS new curriculum in accordance with the NEP, it inculdes 15 new courses on 'Bharatiya Jnana Parampara' or Indian Knowledge Tradition. Including courses on Veda, yoga, vocations, Sanskrit and Maheswhara sutras, and focusing on grade 3, 5 and 8 student’s basic course, the scheme will be… read-more

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 - 10:38 AM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: NIOS, Gita, Ramayana, Madrassas, NEP, Curriculum

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Himanta Biswa Sarma

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Assam Govt Proposes Bill To Shut Down State-Run Madrassas

Despite objections from the opposition, Assam's minister Himanta Biswa Sarma proposed a bill on December 28 to shut-down all state-run madrassas. The bill stated that the madrassas would be converted to upper primary, high, and higher secondary schools. However, the professional roles and conditions of teaching and non-teaching staff would remain the same. Sarma said that they are "happy" to bring the "secular" move.

Mon, 28 Dec 2020 - 07:05 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Madrassas, Assam, Schools, Himanta Biswa Sarma

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Mamta Banerjee Plans To Give 10k For Government School Students To Buy Tabs

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WB Govt Plans To Give Rs 10,000 For School Students To Buy Tabs

The West Bengal government has decided to transfer Rs 10,000 to the bank accounts of 9.5 lakh students of class 12 to buy smart devices for online learning. Earlier, the state government had decided to give smart tablets to students. However, the idea has been dropped since they could not procure numerous devices within a short period. CM Mamata Banerjee has assured the grant would be transferred within three weeks.

Wed, 23 Dec 2020 - 02:52 PM / by Archita chakraborty

Tags: mamta banerjee, Online education, government schools, Madrassas

Courtesy: The Indian Express