Urdu medium schools for Muslims in UP

April 2nd, 2012 - 2:16 am ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, April 2 (IANS) To promote education among Muslims, Uttar Pradesh government has decided to set up Urdu medium government schools at the primary, middle and higher secondary levels in the community-dominated areas across the state.

State Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav made the announcement during a meeting with Moallim-e-Urdu Welfare Association delegation Sunday.

The chief minister told the delegation that knowledge of Urdu language would help people get jobs and assured the delegates that his government would make provisions in the budget to provide for technical education in Madarsas, said Samajwadi Party (SP) spokesman Rajendra Chaudhary.

Akhilesh Yadav also told the delegates that the state government would stress the United Progressive Alliance government for an early implementation of the recommendations made by the Rangnath Mishra Commission and Justice Rajinder Sachar committee reports.

With regard to the promise of providing reservations for Muslims in jobs, he said that it would be done in accordance to the Justice Sachar committee report, considering Muslims to be most backward with respect to socio-economic and education status.

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