Muslim college row: Ruling BJP in K’taka takes U-turn, says matter not discussed at all


BENGALURU: Ruling BJP in Karnataka took a U-turn on Thursday after its choice to construct 10 new faculties completely for Muslim ladies triggered controversy within the state.

When requested concerning the row, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai clarified on Thursday that the matter has not been mentioned in any respect within the authorities ranges. “These might be personal views of the Chairperson Shafi Saadi of Karnataka State Board for Wakf,” he mentioned.

This isn’t the stand of the federal government to open colleges for Muslim ladies. The Wakf Board Chairperson ought to focus on the matter with the federal government, he mentioned.

Earlier, the information appeared in media that the ruling authorities is planning to construct 10 new faculties completely for Muslim ladies, sparking an enormous controversy in Karnataka.

Hindu organizations had warned of state-wide protests and challenged the federal government that they might not permit the universities to be constructed.

After Bommai’s response on the problem, Maulana Shafi Saadi, Chairperson of Wakf Board, acknowledged that he by no means acknowledged that unique faculties for Muslim girls could be opened.

“I spoke about opening colleges for women. I had stated that our board has Rs 25 crore fund. We will grant Rs 2.5 crore for each college and they will be started in 10 districts and this matter has been discussed with the minister,” he defined.

“My full statement is not being published by the media. My statement has been twisted. Wakf board is running 112 educational institutions as per the norms of the government,” he mentioned.

There isn’t any reference to the hijab disaster and proposed faculties and they’re going to additionally operate as per pointers. The mission is in keeping with the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ slogan of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he maintained.

Earlier, the event had created furore within the state. Hindu Jana Jagruthi Samithi chief Mohan Gowda had warned that if faculties for Muslim ladies are developing completely, then, Hindu faculties, varsities must also be constructed.

Sri Rama Sena founder Pramod Muthalik had challenged the ruling BJP that constructing of unique faculties for Muslim ladies wouldn’t be allowed in Karnataka. State-wide protests could be launched, he added.

Nevertheless, Minister for Muzrai and Wakf, Shashikala Jolle clarified that she had not given any assurance to open unique faculties for Muslim ladies. Wakf board runs many academic establishments in coordination with organizations.

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