Mangalore, Jan 1,2013: The Samastha Kerala Jamiyyatul Muallimeen CentraL Council (SKJMCC) has informed that the State Wakf Advisory Board has allowed the jamaats of the respective madarasas to decide on the syllabus based on a majority decision.
Speaking to reporters in Mangalore on December 31, Monday, Dr Bahudheen Mohammad Nadvi, General Secretary of the Council, accused an organization formed under the leadership of Kanthapuram AB Aboobakker Musliyar of forcing management of five madarasas in the district to follow their curriculum since the past six years.
He also alleged that the organization had also leveled false allegations on DK District Wakf Advisory Committee President Usman Haji and was also demanding his resignation.
Mohammad Haneef Haji who was also present at the press meet said meetings will be held shortly in the presence of State Wakf officials to decide on madarasa syllabus in the five madarasas namely Beetige Madarasa in Puttur, Kanakamajalu Madarasa in Sullia, Boliyar Madarasa in Bantwal, Dattandandka Madarasa, and Marnad Madarasa in Moodbidri which have been forced to follow the AK faction syllabus.
The controversy arose after an internal conflict divided the Samastha Kerala Jamiyyatul Ulama founded in 1926, and led to the formation of two groups with the splinter group under Kanthapuram AP Aboobakker Musliyar forming the Samastha Kerala Jamiyyatul Ulama (Kanthapuram).
The text book row meanwhile intensified and the government had ordered status quo on the text book row and had directed the madarasas to follow the syllabus adopted prior to August 31,2011.