UP MSP notice directs madarsas to unfurl national flag on Aug 15


The circular says that after hoisting of national flag and recitation of national anthem, tributes will be paid to freedom fighters and students will be told about the importance of Independence Day. "The Tiranga Yatra will be part of the Independence Day celebrations this year".

"It is a routine order to celebrate I-Day and when national flag is unfurled, national anthem will also be sung", said chairman of MP Madarsa Board.

"Madrasas and their teachers have made contribution in India's freedom struggle".

UP Madarsa Shiksha Parishad has also issued a circular in this regard and asked all madarsas affiliated to it to comply with its orders. The entire function has to be videographed. Out of more than 7,400 madrasas in the BJP-ruled state, 2,535 are registered with the Bhopal-based board.

Sources said the decision to videograph the events was taken after allegations that some madrassas didn't follow procedures on previous Independence Day celebrations.

Madhya Pradesh Madarsa Board on Friday issued an advisory to Madarsas to hoist the national flag on Independence Day.

The madarsas have also been asked to pay tribute to freedom fighters and organise cultural programmes. "These videos will be kept as an evidence to prove that all programmes were organised in madrasas as per state government directives".

"I am not aware of the past, but ever since I took over, this has been the practice, " board chairman Prof Syed Imad Uddin, who was appointed in February 2016, told The Indian Express.

The minister also defended videography of programmes saying, "The videos of best programmes would be selected and will be screened in other madrasas so that students could draw inspiration from them".