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Civil society wants all seminaries registered

Civil society wants all seminaries registered

Dec 29, 2014 - 21:00

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Civil societyinfo-icon activists and university students in northern Balkh province on Monday asked the government to register and legalise all religious seminaries in the country.

Syed Muhammad Yazdan Parast, the Omid and Hamzisty Cultural Centre head, said students of a seminary had allegedly killed an Afghan soldier in northern Badghis province few days ago.

Speaking at a gathering held at the provincial Educationinfo-icon Department, the civil society activist said the soldier had entered the seminary to perform ablution for prayers, but he was killed by the students.

He said there were many unregistered seminaries illegally operating in the country, asking the Ministry of Education to close such illegal madaris.

Another civil society member, Abdul Shakoor Najafizada, said the government should bring under its control all seminaries and if it could not control some of them, it would be better to ban them.

Nasiruddin Ansari, deputy head of Islamic Studies at the Balkh’s Education Department, told Pajhwok Afghan News there were some seminaries in Balkh, which were yet to be registered.

He said these religious schools were out of their control and they were trying to streamline their affairs.



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