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Yogi Government cuts Ramzan holidays, orders Madrasas to be shut on Hindu festivals

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LucknowThe Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has ordered reduction in number of Holidays from 92 to 86. Also, the government has ordered Madarsas to be shut on Hindu festivals but it includes a cut in Ramzan holidays.

The UP Madarsa Board has issued a new holiday calendar for 16461 Madarsas affiliated to the board in state. The order clarifies that Madarsas will now be closed on the occasion of Mahanavmi, Dussehra, Diwali, Raksha Bandhan, Buddh Purnima and Mahavir Jayanti, while holiday for Eid-eMilad-un-Nabi has been increased from one to two days.

However the number of holidays for the month of Ramzan has been curtailed raising eyebrows of social workers and Muslim clerics and they are of view that government should have consulted with clerics before cutting down Ramzan holidays as it is the holy month of Muslims and is of great importance for them.

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