Lucknow: Expressing its annoyance, All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has asked political parties to keep madrasas out from the ambit of Right to Education Act.

In a meeting held in Mumtaz College of Lucknow on Sunday, AIMPLB members said the political parties will face music in the upcoming Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, if they do not take the board’s demand seriously.

During the meeting, headed by AIMPLB Vice-President Maulana Dr Kalbe Sadiq, the board criticized the demand made under the provision of RTE to repeal Section 87 in the Wakf Act.

AIMPLB member Zafaryab Jilani said, “The implementation of RTE Act has begun in the state. We have clearly stated that it is not acceptable to us. At the same time, we want to make it clear that the issue would not be dragged into the Supreme Court.”

“We would compel the Central and state government to accept our demand by staging peaceful protests following democratic norms,” Jilani said, adding, “Political parties will bear the brunt, if they don’t accept our demand of freeing madrasas from RTE Act.”

AIMPLB alleged that the government is hatching a conspiracy to close madrasas by introducing the RTE Act.

(JPN/Bureau)