LUCKNOW: The Uttar Pradesh government has refuted the possibility of introducing dress code in madrasas after minister of state Mohsin Raza’s statement triggered a major row. As per highly placed sources, the U-turn came after intervention from the PMO itself. The word is Union minister for minority welfare Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi called up Raza. It was followed by a call from the CMO. Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma also is said to have talked to Raza.
On Tuesday night, Laxmi Narayan Chowdhary, Cabinet Minister for Minority Welfare, Muslim Waqf and Haj took to Twitter to announce that there was no such proposal regrading dress code in the pipeline.
Chowdhary had said it could be Raza’s personal views but not that of the state government.
“My department has not drafted any such proposal to introduce a dress code for madrasa students nor has any plan in the future to do. The controversy with regard to an issue should end now,” the Cabinet minister said.