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J&K govt mulling setting up of Muslim Madrasa Board

Thursday, 13 February 2014 - 4:57pm IST | Agency: PTI

Jammu and Kashmir government is actively considering setting up a Madrasa Board in the state. "The creation of Madrasa Board in every state is a national policy and its formation in the state is under active consideration of the government on which J&K State Wakf Council is actively working," Minister for Haj, Auqaf and Floriculture, Peerzada Mohammad Sayeed, while replying to a question by Dr Bashir Ahmad Veeri in the Legislative Council, said today.

Peerzada also informed the Legislative Council that a Committee has already been constituted to visit UP and Bihar, and would submit a comprehensive proposal for establishment of Muslim Madrasa Board in the state on the pattern of Madrasa Boards of these states. The Wakf Board is maintaining specified Wakfs and Wakf properties as per the J&K Board for Specified Wakf and Specified Wakf Properties Act 2004, he said.

The organisation has already some educational institutions including Madrasas, which are financed by Wakf Board, where basic Quranic education is provided to students, the minister said.


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