The good that madrasas do goes unnoticed

Madrasas, in the non-Muslim mass media, are now viewed mainly through ‘security’ lens, and, in this way, their positive contributions — their role in providing free mass education, particularly to the poor, their central role of preserving, protecting and transmitting the Islamic religious and cultural tradition and even the key role of numerous madrasas and their ulema in India’s anti-colonial struggle — are being deliberately sought to be denied and invisiblised.

Hounded in this way by the media, anti-Muslim political forces and even by powerful elements within the State apparatus, the madrasas, like other Muslim institutions, are being increasingly forced on the defensive. >>>>>

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