- Nitish Kumar government gave directives to Minority Welfare Department
- 2,200 Madrasas will get funds for classrooms, labs, libraries and toilets
- Wakf board properties to get building with offices, library, hall
Mr Kumar's government will now help build and finance infrastructure in all 2,200 government-recognised Madrasas which includes making classrooms, libraries, laboratories and toilets. Students from Madrasas passing the Class 10 and Class 12 examinations with first class results will also be entitled for a Rs 10,000 allowance. Earlier they were not entitled to this scholarship.
The Bihar government will also sponsor a building with offices, a library, and a community hall in every district on properties owned by Wakf boards.
Political observers say the announcements will go a long way in assuaging feeling of Muslims many of whom are not only upset but left feeling betrayed by his decision to join hands with the BJP.
Last Sunday when sections of the Muslim community expressed outrage at the his minister Khurshid Ahmad chanting 'Jai Sri Ram', Mr Kumar saw to it that not only did he apologise but also went to the offended Imarat Shariah organisation to offer an apology in person.
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