Not a matter of religion

  • 30/12/2008

Not a matter of religion The reasons why Indian Muslims lag in education need to be understood

The recent terrorist attacks have again led to fingers of accusations being pointed at Muslims. And when the spotlight is on the community, its educational backwardness inevitably becomes a matter of discussion. Some hold that the root of Muslim educational backwardness is Islam itself. Associated with this is the understanding that Muslim parents prefer to send their children to Islamic religious schools or madrasas, instead of to general schools, hence their educational

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