Ban Madrasas or ISIS influence will grow in India, says Shia Waqf board chief

A sensational development has taken place where the Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board chairman Waseem Rizvi has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him to shut madrasas across the country. This letter has created storm in the nation where he claimed that the IS influence will engulf half of the Indian Muslims on the next one and a half decade if the madrasas are not shut.

Giving a warning about the madrasas, wasted Rizvi said “If madrasas are not shut down, the ISIS influence will grow and in 15 years more than half the Muslims in the country will be influenced by their ideology”.

He added “I suggest that all madrasas be shut down and children be sent to regular schools, if after passing high school a student wants to pursue religious studies, he/she can do that”.

Expressing concern on how the madrasas are impacting the lives of children, Rizvi said “Children in madrasas are kept away from normal life and normal education and are imbibed hardline thoughts in the name of Islam”.

We should not forget the recent National Investigation Agency (NIA) raids that took place in several parts of the country where an Islamic State (IS)-inspired module Harkat-ul- Harb-e-Islam was busted. This group was planning to launch a series of suicide or fidayeen attacks in Delhi-NCR region.

The 10 arrested men by the NIA were in the age group of 20-35 and were headed by an Amroha-based Mufti Suhail alias Hazrath. Looking at this incident, we cannot rubbish the claims of the Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board chairman Waseem Rizvi.

Wazim Rizvi is one among the few leaders who urged for the implementation of Uniform Civil Code and also the construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. Waseem Rizvi has also written and produced a movie named “Ram Janmabhoomi”.

Hansika Raj