National Anthem Mandatory In Madrasas, Allahabad HC Backs UP Government

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| October 4 , 2017 , 21:13 IST

In a mandate for madarsas across Uttar Pradesh, the Allahabad High Court has backed the Yogi government's decision to must sing national anthem every day.

Arguing that everyone should respect the national anthem, the court ruled in the favour of mandating it. The court had also rejected UP madarsas' that sought relief from the singing the national anthem.

Earlier on the Independence day, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had ordered all the madarsas to mandatorily sing the national anthem in the facility and hoist the India national flag.

The Independence Day circular issued by the Madarsa Shiksha Parishad on government's order had also asked the district minority welfare officers to take pictures and shoot video of the ceremony as proof.

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The UP government had also asked Muslims educational institutes affiliated to the Uttar Pradesh Madarsa Shiksha Parishad to organise cultural programmes to pay respect to the Indian freedom fighters.

Speculations had suggested that the government was trying to test their 'patriotism' with their decision, therefore found it offensive.

Currently, there are around 8,000 madarsas are working under the in the state

At present, around 8,000 madrasas in Uttar Pradesh come under the Madarsa Shiksha Parishad, of which 560 are fully funded by the government.

The madarsas had filed a plea against the government's decision in the Allahabad court, however the court rejected providing no relief.