Gujarat Elections 2022: Minority group demands equivalence of madrassa degree with state board

Minority Coordination committee also demanded establishment of higher secondary schools in minority areas.

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Vagisha Kaushik | November 11, 2022 | 03:16 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The Minority Coordination Committee (MCC) has demanded that madrassa degree should be recognized at par with Gujarat board. The committee released its manifesto for Gujarat Assembly elections 2022.

“Like other oriental languages in the state, students studying Arabic, Persian should be recognized at par with the Gujarat Board,” read the MCC manifesto.

MCC also demanded the establishment of higher secondary schools in minority areas. There is a shortage of secondary and senior secondary schools in the minority multi-pronged expansions, due to which children, especially girls dropped out of the school after getting primary education, their further education is being affected, it said.

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It urged the ministry of minority affairs to work on matters of fundamental infrastructure, education, employment and security in minority populated areas.

“The Sacchar Committee Report showed that the Muslim population of the country is behind the national average in employment (government, private), education and opportunities. This is due to rampant discrimination; they are being deprived of opportunities. Therefore, to meet the basic sense of the Constitution, "Equal Opportunities to All", and equal opportunities commission should be formed with the constitutional powers so that all the minority communities of the country can get equal opportunities,” it said.

The Minority Coordination Committee was formed on December 18, 2016 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on International Minority Rights Day.

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