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About a year ago, NCPCR had asked the states for data of non-Muslim children studying in madrassas. Besides, instructions were also given to take action to stop the admission of these children. The Commission has taken this action when there was no action from the states.
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on January 3 issued summons to the Chief Secretaries of 11 states and union territories on the issue of admission of non-Muslim children in madrassas.
Actually, NCPCR had asked the states for data of non-Muslim children studying in madrassas about a year ago. Besides, instructions were also given to take action to stop the admission of these children. The Commission has taken this action when there was no action from the states.
The Commission has asked the Chief Secretaries of Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Andaman and Nicobar, Goa, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya and Telangana to appear in person.
Chief Secretaries of Haryana, Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh have been called on January 12. Whereas the Chief Secretaries of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Goa have been called on January 15.
The Chief Secretary of Jharkhand has been called on January 16, the Chief Secretaries of Karnataka and Kerala on January 17, the Chief Secretaries of Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya and Telangana on January 18.
Admission of non-Muslims in madrasas is a violation of the constitution.
The commission had said that admission of non-Muslim children in madrassas is a clear violation of Article 28(3) of the Constitution, which prohibits children from being compelled to attend any religious institution without the consent of the parents. Is.
The Commission had said that religious education is mainly given to children in madrassas. Formal education is also imparted to some extent in these institutions run with the help of the government.
NCPCR President Priyank Kanungo said – The child rights body has been continuously demanding for the last one year to identify Hindu and other non-Muslim children studying in madrassas in all the states and union territories.
The commission had also asked madrassas to transfer such children to general schools. He also talked about mapping all the unrecognized madrassas and making arrangements to provide basic education to the children studying there.
Despite this, the states did not take any action in this direction. Due to which, on January 3, the Commission issued summons to the Chief Secretaries of 11 states and sought their answers.
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