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Yogi Adityanath's Independence day diktat for madrasas: hoist tricolour, sing national anthem, record it on camera

Independence Day 2017: UP Madarsa Shiksha Parishad Asks Madarsas To Unfurl National Flag On August 15

This is for the first time that state that the Board has issued an order asking the managements of the madrasas to take out a Tiranga rally. Syed Imamuddin, on the occasion of Independence Day, madarsa administrators will hoist the tricolour, take out rallies or join other such rallies and organise cultural programmes.

"There are around 5000 madarsas in the state".

71st Independence Day is going to be celebrated across the country on August 15.

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Asked about the instruction to send photographs, he said it was meant for records and could be used in the board's magazines or uploaded on its website. This has been the case over the years. He further said, "The madarsas do not get additional funds for celebrating national day functions and even if an order comes, it should be for all and not only for educational institutions imparting religious education of a particular community". "It will be for the first time that such yatras will be held in the madarsas of the state", he said. "Why other government-run schools in the state have not been asked to send photographs of Independence Day celebrations to the higher authorities concerned?" a Congress spokesman asked. "Nothing like that is happening here", he insisted. The students will also have to pay tributes to freedom fighters on the occasion.The madrasa students will have to sing patriotic songs and take part in sports events on Independence Day, the celebrations of which must end with the distribution of candies among all.The order, which makes photography and videography of the event mandatory, says that visual proof will help the board in encouraging participants so that they can put up a better show in the future.The order was issued by registrar of UP Madrasa Shiksha Parishad, Rahul Gupta , As Reported By Hindustan Times.

The UP government's decision has been criticised for "raising doubts on the integrity of those running madrasas and its students".

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