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Asia: South & Central India's ruling party 'derecognizes' madrasas in Mahrashtra state

The Bharatiya Janata Party argues that some madrasas provide only religious education and fall short in academics.

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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), India’s ruling government, has derecognized madrasas (Islamic seminaries) as formal schools in the BJP-run state of Maharashtra if they don’t teach subjects like English, math, science, and social science.

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