Mangaluru, Feb 11, 2016: Yuva Brigade leader Chakravarthy Sulibele drew sharp reactions from Muslim leaders when he while participating in a symposium on `Madarasa System in Secular Society’ organised by the Sunni Jamiyyatul Muslimeen claimed that the Muslim community did not develop after independence as it relied on the medieval Madarasa education and neglected modern education.
Sulibele also stated that the Hindu community progressed on a faster pace after independence owing to modern education. He also urged the Muslims to shun medieval thoughts.
Sunni cleric Abdurrasheed Saqafi Zaini Kaamil who later in his address while referring to Sulibele’s remarks said those who make baseless allegations should first read the Madarasa text books.
NKM Shafi Sa’adi, Member of Karnataka State Wakf Board stressed the need to allay misconceptions regarding Madarasa education. ’’Madarasas try to kindle the spirit of patriotism," he said adding several freedom fighters whom India had seen had studied in Madarasas.
State Health and Family Welfare Minister UT Khader, K Ashraf, Founder of United Muslim Association and former mayor and others were present.