Darul Uloom Deoband Not Recognised By UP Madrasa Board, Finds Survey

Madrasas which are not recognised by the Board do not get benefit of government schemes like scholarship, salary for teachers, among others.

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By: Dharmendra Rajpoot
Updated: 23 October, 2022 11:08 am IST
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Prominent Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband has been marked unrecognized  in the ongoing survey on Madarsas running in the state of Uttar Pradesh. In the district-wise survey a total of 7500 Madarsas have been marked unrecognized by UP Madarsa board till now. In the Saharanpur survey, along with Darul Uloom Deoband, 305 other madrasas have been identified as unrecognised by the Uttar Pradesh Madrasa Education Board.

Madrasas which are not recognised by the Board do not get benefit of government schemes like scholarship, salary for teachers, among others. District Minority Welfare Officer Bharat Lal Gaur said that a total of 754 madrasas are registered in Saharanpur. Speaking to the media Gaur said, “Information about 306 illegal madrasas that were traced was sent to Administration.

Darul Uloom Deoband is also an unrecognized madrasa & is deprived of scholarships & other schemes,” said Bharat Lal Gond, District Minority Welfare Officer. He also informed the media that the Darul Uloom employs 300 people, including 100 teachers, and that donations are used to cover the costs. Out of the total 754 registered Madrasas, the number of unrecognized madrasas in Shahranpur is 306, said Gaur.

The survey is using a 12-point framework to adjudge Madrasas as recognized or unrecognized. The Madrasas’ operations are tested on several parameters like date of foundation, the society that runs it, name of the madrasa, the source of funding, the year of construction of the madrasa. The government is sent a district-wise report following an in-depth inquiry into each of these points.

Some of the benefits that recognized Madrasas accrue from government schemes are scholarships for students, means of modernisation, and salary of  teachers.

Media reports quoted Vice Chancellor of Darul Uloom Deoband Mufti Abul Qasim Nomani as saying that the institution has never taken any kind of aid or grant from any government. He accepted that the seminary is not registered with the board but follows the Indian constitution when it comes to imparting education to its students.

The Islamic institute in Deoband in Saharanpur was established on September 30, 1866.

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