Re: 7,000 Madrasa (Muslim Religious Schools) as CBSE affiliated scho
It is ufortunate that mid-day meals to school children should be seen through a lens of politics and religion. Most madrasas have students from poorer sections and one meal a day for a child from a needy family is a matter not of religion but of common human compassion, quite apart from the fact tht millions of children of all sections are being fed at government cost without regard to thier identity, and rightly so. Let us not become so engrossed in our criticisms that we lose sight of the hunger and poverty which denies children food, childhood, education and a hope for the future.
Cynthia Stephen Independent Researcher and writer Bangalore, India