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Ahmedabad: Team conducting survey of madrasa attacked by crowd outside Mosque | VIDEO

The survey of over 1,100 madrasas is being conducted on the orders of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR). Out of these 205 madrasas are being surveyed in Ahmedabad by 175 teams.

Reported By : Nirnay Kapoor Edited By : Shubham Bajpai
Ahmedabad
Updated on: May 19, 2024 19:17 IST
Team conducting survey of Madrasa attacked in Ahmedabad
Image Source : INDIA TV Team conducting survey of Madrasa attacked in Ahmedabad

A team reached to conduct a survey at a madrasa in Dariyapur, Ahmedabad attacked by a mob on Sunday. When the team reached the site, the madrasa was closed. A teacher named Sandeep Patel from the survey team was taking photographs as proof when suddenly the mob standing around the nearby mosque attacked the team. The mob first surrounded the team and then attacked them. The FIR of the incident has been lodged at the Dariyapur police station.

The school teacher was part of the madrasa survey team, who had been attacked. FIR has been registered against Farhan and Faizal on charges of rioting, obstruction in government work and looting. Along with them, a case has been registered against five other people and a mob of more than 35 people.

Survey of more than 1100 madrasas in Gujarat is being done

On the orders of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), a survey of more than 1100 madrasas in Gujarat is being conducted. Among them are 205 madrasas in Ahmedabad city and rural areas. The orders were given to investigate and map the non-Muslim children going to madrasas. The survey has also been ordered to map the unmapped madrasas. The NCPCR, has ordered the survey to investigate whether it is necessary for children studying in madrasas to study in a normal school or not, and submit a report.

This is the reason why the survey is being conducted

Earlier on May 7, the NCPCR had written a letter to the Chief Secretary of Gujarat, after which the survey work started in Ahmedabad on 11 issues. The survey strides to procure all the information about the madrasa operators. Also, if any trust or institution is associated with the madrasa operation, then its information is also being fetched along with the information about the salary being given to the teachers.

Moreover, the fees collected from the children and the money received as donations to the madrasa is also being surveyed. 

What authorities say?

On the survey being conducted in the madrasas of Gujarat, Ahmedabad Education Officer Lagdhir Desai said that the biggest objective of the survey being conducted in madrasas is to find out whether the children are getting the fundamental rights under the RTE Act or not. He said that as many as 175 teams have gone to multiple madrasas In Ahmedabad for the survey. According to him, the government has no objection if children are being given religious education and that the survey is being conducted only to find out whether children are getting their basic rights or not.

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