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New dress code for madrasa students in U.P.

Students in white kurta-pyjama at a madrasa.  

After introducing modern education in madrasas, the Yogi Adityanath government has mooted a new dress code for madrasa students to end their “demarcation” from other school pupils.

The State government is yet to disclose the new dress code for madrasa students, but said it might also fund it.

“The aim of the U.P. government is to bring madrasas on a par with other educational institutions in every sense. Till now, students in madrasas have been wearing ‘kurta-pyjamas’ but now this dress code will make it more formal... We might also try to meet the expenses,” said State Minister for Muslim Waqf and Haj Mohsin Raza here on Tuesday.

Stressing that it is only the BJP-led governments which have doing justice with the minorities, the Minister said the other political parties have been considering them as only a vote bank.

Mr. Raza said the current dressing style of madrasa students reflects a clear demarcation between them and the students of other schools which will come to an end now. The State government has already introduced NCERT books in the madrasas of Uttar Pradesh in a bid to bring their students on a par with their counterparts in other schools and to modernise the education in madrasas affiliated to the State Madrasa Board.

“Till now, students in madrasas wear white kurta-pyjama, which reflects a particular faith. We will very soon propose a new dress code for them,” the Minister said. He refused to elaborate on the new dress code. “Our intentions are clear as we work with transparency and believe in ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’,” he said.

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