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Suspicion about madrasas is base of apprehensions: Heptulla

If education in madrasas is under suspicion, it should allow people to come and see that what type of education is being given there, union minority affairs minister Najma Heptulla said on Tuesday.

chandigarh Updated: Sep 30, 2014 21:26 IST
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If education in madrasas is under suspicion, it should allow people to come and see that what type of education is being given there, union minority affairs minister Najma Heptulla said on Tuesday.She said suspicion was the base of several apprehensions and misunderstandings.

“The central government is planning to modernise madrasas so that children studying there can adjust themselves in social circle,” Heptulla said, while addressing mediapersons here on Monday.

She said there were thousands of madrasas but finger should not be raised without significant proof. “There may be some apprehensions but without significant proof nothing can be said,” she said.

Expressing concern over the increasing population, the union minority affairs minister said she would raise the issue with the health ministry. “During elections anti-minority image of Modi was being presented but he even exhorted schemes for minority classes,” said Heptulla, who is here for four-day visit.

She said the ministry of minority affairs had started several schemes and she was working for their successful implementation.

She said her ministry had given package of rs 120 crore to the flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir. “This amount will be spent on livelihood of the people of the valley,” Heptulla said.

Earlier, she launched a guaranteed minimum pension of rs1,000 per month under the Employees' Pension Scheme at Government Girls Senior Secondary School,Portmore. She said limit of provident fund, insurance had been increased from rs6,500 to rs15,000 and modern technology was being used for settling the claims within the stipulated time.