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01 Sep 06,, 19:33
MP madrasas cool to Vande Mataram



Madrasa board chairman tells 5,300 madrasas in the state that there is no harm in praising the motherland



IANS



Bhopal: The Vande Mataram controversy may die a resounding death in Madhya Pradesh as students of madrasas have been told that there is nothing wrong in singing the national song.

Madrasa board chairman S K Muddin told IANS, "The board has decided to send a circular to all the 5,300 registered madrasas across the state. Those opposing the singing of the national song are no different than separatists. There is no harm in praising the motherland."
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and other Sangh Parivar outfits have been insisting on students in all schools singing the song on September 7 to mark its centenary. The Bharatiya Janata Party-led state government has sent circulars to all educational institutes to ensure recitation of Vande Mataram.

The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) - the youth wing of the BJP - has decided to take out Vande Mataram rallies across the 584 blocks of the state.

However, a section of Muslims objected saying it is 'un-Islamic'. :frown:

MP Jamiat Ulema spokesperson Yusuf Zai said it was 'improper' to make the recitation of Vande Mataram mandatory in educational institutes as sections of Muslims are opposed to select parts of the song. He suggested that the national song be replaced with 'Saare Jahan Se Achha'.

However, All-India Muslim Women's Personal Law Board president Shaista Ambar, during her recent visit to the state, said that singing of Vande Mataram is not 'un-Islamic'.

http://www.mumbaimirror.com/nmirror/mmpaper.asp?sectid=4&articleid=8312006214866258312006214610296

kams
01 Sep 06,, 22:49
Good to see that there are still some sane people left.