The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has ordered reduction in number of Holidays from 92 to 86. Also, the government has ordered Madarsas to be shut on Hindu festivals but it includes a cut in Ramzan holidays. As per the calendar issued by UP Madrasa Board Registrar Rahul Gupta, students studying in the Madrasas will now get holidays on Diwali, Dusshera, Christmas, Mahavir Jayanti, Raksha Bandhan and Buddh Purnima.Registrar of the Madarsa Board Rahul Gupta said, “Some new holidays have been inducted to make students aware about the great personalities.” The winter vacations of Madarsas will now be from December 26 to January 5. Also, the timings of the Madarsas will now be defined from 8:30am till 1pm from 1st April to 30th September, while from 1st October till 31st March the timings will be from 9am to 2pm.This decision certainly raised eyebrows of of social workers and Muslim clerics and they are of view that government should have consulted with clerics before cutting down Ramzan holidays.
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