Qawmi madrasa students and teachers would refrain from taking part in all sorts of traditional political activities from now on.

The decision was taken at a standing committee meeting of ‘Al-Haiatul Ulya Lil-Jamiatil Qawmia Bangladesh’ on Sunday.

Al-Haiatul oversees examination of ‘Dawra-e Hadith’, the highest educational stage of Qawmi madrasa.

A three-member delegation of the board would meet home minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal and inform him of the decision.

The delegation would consist of Mufti Ruhul Amin, Maulana Mufti Mohammad Ali and Maulana Jasimuddin, said a press release signed by Haiatul Ulya president Allama Mahmudul Hasan.


Haiatul Ulya member Mufti Faizullah, who was present at the meeting, confirmed the decision to Prothom Alo.

The meeting urged the government to free ‘innocent’ Qawmi madrasa students, teachers, alem-ulemas, masjid’s imams and devotees considering the holy month of Ramadan.

They also urged the government to allow Hifz and Maktab sections of Qawmi madrasas to open maintaining health guidelines during Ramadan and resume educational activities of Qawmi madrasas after Ramadan.

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