Chandigarh: The team of Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights (CCPCR) headed by Ms. Shipra Bansal, Chairperson, CCPCR made a surprise inspection visit at Madarsa Ezahul-Uloom Mujaddidi, Manimajra, Chandigarh to check status of education and other basic amenities being provided to the children.
During the inspection, the team found a plethora of loopholes in the functioning of Madarsa. The building was in very pathetic condition and can be a cause of any major mishappening at any time. Rooms and washrooms were in very bad condition. No cleanliness was in the whole premises which is harmful for the health of children residing there.
Maulvi Mohd.Imran,Head of the Madarsa told the team that more than 200 children from different states such as Bihar,U.P,etc are getting religious and formal education from the same. Out of these children, at present 35 reside in the Madrasa and rest of children are day scholars. Among them there are 46 girls and 27 students belong to Non-Muslim (Hindu) community. He said that due to lack of funds the building is in this poor condition. He further told that on every Friday, the school timings are only upto 11 AM as they have to perform their religious rituals (Jamati meeting).
In addition to this, the team came to know that two teachers from the Education Department have deputed in the STC running in the premises. During the inspection, one teacher was absent and the other teacher nemed as Mohd.
Attiq Hussan apprised the team that generally after completing the 8th class from this Madrasa, only few students got admission into the nearby schools and rest of the students couldn’t take admission, the reasons only best known to them as reported. On asking the concerned documents of the same, they said that they will supply the desired documents to the Commission at earliest.
Taking a strict note on all the present discrepancies there, Ms.Shipra Bansal, Chairperson of the Commission instructed the head to checkout all the existing loopholes to ensure the safety of children. Further she instructed him to follow the proper rules and regulations related to education of children present there and also enrolled them in the formal education.