Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan warns,”Bigotry and extremism will not be tolerated”

19 April, 2023 | Anupam Shrivastav

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CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan wrote in a tweet that illegal Madrassas teaching bigotry and extremism will not be tolerated.

Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, stated on Wednesday that the state will not allow “bigotry and extremism” of any kind, adding that unlawful institutions would be examined.

CM Shivraj wrote in a tweet  “Illegal madrassas, institutions in Madhya Pradesh; where the lesson of bigotry is being taught, it will be reviewed. Bigotry and extremism will not be tolerated.”

Before Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chhattisgarh BJP co-in-charge alleged extremism in Madrassas

Previously, Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) Chhattisgarh co-in-charge Nitin Nabin had earlier said that the governments face a “serious challenge” from madrassas since “terrorism and crime” are taught there.

Nabin stated to ANI “I have clearly stated that the way terrorism and crime are being taught in the education system of Madarsas, these places pose serious challenges to all the governments”. He further said that “It needs to be checked whether madrassas have teachers or anyone else. If slogans of the country’s destruction are being raised from a madrassa, then such madrassas should be closed,”

The BJP leader added that facilities where people are receiving training to make bombs and other weapons should be strictly dealt with. He said “We have no objection if anyone offers education but it should be a contribution towards the development of the nation. There is no objection to madrassas offering education but wherever the training of terrorism will be given, such places will be destroyed,”

Nitin Nabin further stated “Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath and Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma have taken significant action in this direction”. Interestingly, Assam and Uttar Pradesh are two BJP ruled states that have taken steps towards the ‘regularization’ of Madrassas in the state.

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma, announced last month that he intended to close all of the state’s madrassas. Additionally, the UP government has ordered the authorities to take action against the illegal madrassas.