A team has been set up by the Jharkhand government to authenticate the documents of some madarsas receiving aid and also ensure whether these are running as per the guidelines set by the government.
The government formed the committee after the documents of some 50 madrasas looked suspicious, reported Hindustan Times.
“At present 590 madrasas are affiliated with the state government which are granted aid,” said a source. Of these many were affiliated with the Bihar Madrasa Board in the undivided Bihar. However, the documents of some of these madarsas are forged, the source added.
Most of these affiliated madarsas are situated in Godda, Pakur and Sahibganj.
Doubts arose when the government noticed that some madarasas claiming affiliation with the Bihar Madrasa Board asking assistance even after 15 years of creation of the state. However, their claims were found wrong during verification.