Allahabad High Court Strikes Down Madrasa Education Act

Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court has given the verdict UP Board of Madrasa Education Act 2004 As unconstitutional, The court ruled that the act violated the principle of secularismAlso many articles of the Constitution are included Articles 14, 21, and 21-A, Additionally, the court found that the Act was also violated Section 22 of the University Grants Commission Act 1956,

Instructing regular education for madrassa students

The court has instructed Government of Uttar Pradesh in order to provide regular schooling For students enrolled in madrassas (Islamic seminaries). The decision states that these students should be accommodated in Board of Primary, High School and Intermediate Education Of the state.

Challenge unconstitutional law

The decision came in response to a petition filed by a lawyer who challenged it constitutionality Of the law passed by the state government. The law allowed madrassas to provide education in Arabic, Urdu, Persian, Islamic studies and other branches without recognition by state education boards.

Secularism and violation of constitutional rights

The court found the law unconstitutional because it violated the principle secularismwhich is a part of the basic structure of the Constitution, as well as Articles 14, 15, and 21-A, the decision will have an impact 16,513 madrassas the state in which 560 Get grants from the government.

Accommodating Madrassa Students

The court has asked the state government to make Additional seats in regular schools For madrassa students and establishment new school if necessary. The state government is yet to decide whether to abide by the decision or challenge it in the Supreme Court.

Concern over the quality of education

The court has found that the syllabus of class 10 and 12 is inconsistent in madrassas Right to Education Of the Constitution. Students have limited options to study modern subjects like math and scienceAnd the level of subjects like English and Science is below the state board standards.

Conflict with UGC Act

Violation of law was also found ugc actAs previous judgments had established, higher education is a domain reserved for the Centre, and states do not have the authority to make laws in this area.

The Allahabad High Court’s decision aims to ensure that students enrolled in madrassas receive quality education in line with the educational standards and constitutional principles of the state. The decision highlights the importance of maintaining secularism and providing equal educational opportunities to all students regardless of their religious affiliation.

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