'Yes, but some madrasas have produced terrorists,' Rizvi answered. Photograph:( ANI )
The chairman of the Shia Central Waqf Board, Wasim Rizvi, said Tuesday that madrasas should be affiliated to the CBSE and the ICSE.
The basis of his contention was that "madrasas have produced terrorists".
"How many madrasas have produced engineers, doctors, IAS officers?" he asked. "Yes, but some madrasas have produced terrorists," he answered.
Rizvi added that madrasas should admit non-Muslim students and religious education in them should be made optional.
He added that they should admit non-Muslim students and that religious education in them should be made optional.
Rizvi said his suggestions would make the country stronger.
Madrasas should be affiliated to CBSE,ICSE, and allow non-Muslim students, religious education should be made optional. Have written to PM and UP CM in this regard.It will make our country even stronger: Wasim Rizvi,Shia Central Waqf Board pic.twitter.com/eJUINw7CiK— ANI (@ANI) January 9, 2018
How many Madrasas have produced engineers, doctors, IAS officers? Yes but some Madrasas have produced terrorists: Wasim Rizvi,Shia Central Waqf Board pic.twitter.com/DYSBHPE7Ii— ANI (@ANI) January 9, 2018
Responding to his charges, AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi challenged Rizvi to show any Shia or Sunni madrasa where "such teachings" were imparted.
"Wasim Rizvi is the biggest joker, the most opportunistic person," Owaisi said, adding that if he did have such proof he should "show it to the home minister".
Wasim Rizvi is the biggest joker, the most opportunistic person. He has sold his soul to RSS. I challenge this buffoon to show one Shia or Sunni or Madrasa where such teachings are imparted. If he has proof then he should go and show it to the Home Minister: Asaduddin Owaisi pic.twitter.com/v49XJjViJN— ANI (@ANI) January 9, 2018