Madrassas are responsible for turning Jammu and Kashmir into a terror factory and the government's support to madrassas should come to an end in the country, Madhya Pradesh Minister Usha Thakur said on Tuesday. The statement from Madhya Pradesh culture minister and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Indore came while she was addressing a press conference in the state.
"All terrorists are raised in madrassas, they had turned Jammu and Kashmir into a terror factory. Madrassas which can't comply with nationalism should be merged with the existing education system to ensure complete progress of the society."
"Assam has shown this with success, the institutions which are creating hurdles in the way of nationalism will have to be shut down in the national interest," she added.
All terrorists are raised in madrasas, they had turned J&K into a terror factory. Madrasas which can't comply with nationalism, they should be merged with existing education system to ensure complete progress of the society: Madhya Pradesh Minister Usha Thakur in Indore. (20.10) pic.twitter.com/1jQEgFBu2r— ANI (@ANI) October 21, 2020
While responding to reporters' questions about whether she was in favour of shutting down madrassas across the country, Thakur said that she wants discontinuation of government grants to madrassas.
"Waqf Board are strong enough to run such institutions in a personal capacity to promote religious education in the spirit of the Constitution. Government support to madrassas needs to end," she said.
Pitching for common education to children of all religions, Thakur said "Religion-based education promotes fundamentalism and hatred in society."