UP Shia Waqf Board asks madrassas to celebrate Independence Day
Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board has asked all madrassas functioning from its properties to celebrate the Independence Day by chanting 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' after the hoisting of the national flag. "We've directed all the madrassas running under Shia Waqf Board to chant 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' after hoisting the national flag and singing of the national anthem," Board Chairman Waseem Rizvi said.
'Strict action' against those not complying with order: Board
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.