Assam Police Detains Two Madrassa Teachers For Teaching Jihadi Ideology
A 14-year-old student filed a police report on November 15 accusing two Maulanas of teaching Jihadi ideology in a madrassa in Assam's Cachar district.
SILCHAR: The Cachar police seized two teachers (Maulanas) of the Islamia Madrasa in Swadhin Bazar at night for allegedly teaching Jihadi there.
Abul Hussain, the madrasa's headmaster, and Dilbar Hussain, an assistant instructor, were detained by the Police authorities.
This comes after a 14-year-old student filed a police report on November 15 accusing two Maulanas of teaching Jihadi ideology in a madrasa in Assam's Cachar district.
The student claimed that under the guise of religious instruction, the Maulanas encouraged students to stay in Madrasa until 11:00 PM and radicalized students through jihadi activities.
He continued by saying that when he disobeyed their commands, they beat him, threatened him with a gun, and locked him up.
The Madrasa leadership, however, refuted the accusations and stated that the youngster ought to have brought up the matter at a "parents meeting" rather than calling the police.
According to police sources, the case may have been started for personal reasons, and an investigation is currently being conducted.
According to sources, In an effort to close the gaps through which several "jihadi" elements, including a Bangladeshi national, had entered these religious schools in the previous few months while posing as teachers, Assam will reportedly monitor the operation of about 2,500 madrassas under private management in the state.
Following a recent meeting between DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, state secondary education director Mamta Hojai, and representatives of five private madrassa education boards, it was decided that three kilometers would be the minimum distance between madrassas before hiring any teacher from outside the state.
Additionally, a minimum of 100 students must enroll in each madrassa.
Reports also said, by December 1st, these private forums must upload information on the madrassas that are affiliated with them.
The private madrassa boards stated that they support the government plan but do not want it to interfere with the madrassas' theological education program.