HYDERABAD: The police have sealed as many as 161 madaris out of 643 in the 9 districts of Hyderabad division for operating without registration.
According to a press release issued by the DIG Hyderabad’s office here Friday, DIG Dr. Sanaullah Abbassi held a meeting with the SSPs of nine districts in the Hyderabad Police Range to review implementation over the National Action Plan (NAP).
The meeting was informed that 161 madaris including 55 in Dadu, 33 in Hyderabad, 20 in Matiari, 16 in Jamshoro, 14 in Badin, 12 in Sujawal, six in Thatta, three in Tando Allahyar and two in Tando Muhammad Khan districts have been sealed.
A total of 482 madaris have completed the registration process including 130 in Hyderabad, 71 in Badin, 70 in Jamshoro, 66 in Dadu, 33 in Thatta, 32 in Tando Allahyar, 28 in Matiari, 27 in Tando Muhammad Khan and 25 in Sujawal.
The DIG said the criteria on which the police close a madarsa were that if the madarsa is found to be operating under registration of a mosque, difference in the authorised name and the one being used, registration in one district and functioning in another, forgery in the documents and having more than one madarsa on a single registration.
Dr. Abbassi directed the SSPs to make sure all the madaris submit their audit reports and details of the sources of their funding.
The meeting was also informed that Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat, which was an offshoot of the banned Sipah-i-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP), had 42 mosques and 10 madaris in six districts of Hyderabad division.
The police had sealed two of their madaris in Jamshoro and Dadu districts on account of failing to fulfill the registration process.
The meeting was further apprised that 123 FIRs of violation of loudspeakers law, 13 against hate speech and material, and 129 cases with 270 arrests of illegal Afghan immigrants had also been registered.