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UP Shia Waqf Board asks madrassas to celebrate I-day, chant ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’

The Shia Waqf Board has warned of “strict action” against those not complying with the order of celebrate the Independence Day and chanting ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ after hoisting the national flag.

india Updated: Aug 13, 2018 18:36 IST
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Students hold a tricolour which is said to be 12-km long, ahead of Independence Day, in Indore on Sunday. Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board has told all madrassas functioning from its properties to celebrate the Independence Day by chanting ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ after hoisting the national flag and singing the national anthem.(Representative Image/PTI Photo)

Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board has told all madrassas functioning from its properties to celebrate the Independence Day by chanting ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ after hoisting the national flag and singing the national anthem.

“We have directed all the madrasas running under the Shia Waqf Board to chant ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ after hoisting the national flag and singing of the national anthem,” board chairman Waseem Rizvi told PTI.

The board has warned of “strict action” against those not complying with the order.

Rizvi said there are over 1,500 madrassas and schools running on Waqf properties in the state and they will have to abide by the directive.

The nation will celebrate its 72nd Independence Day on August 15.

First Published: Aug 13, 2018 18:36 IST