The claim that the Yogi Adityanath government will shut down madrasas that do not celebrate Republic Day is false.
Ahead of the Republic Day celebration on January 26, a post is doing rounds on social media claiming that the Uttar Pradesh' Yogi Adityanath government will shut down madrasas that do not celebrate Republic Day.
A Facebook user shared one such post that has “Madrasas which will not unfurl the Tricolour or sing the national anthem on January 26 will be locked — Yogi ji of UP. Jai Shri Ram” written on it in Hindi.
Many Twitter users are also sharing this claim.
In our investigation, we found this claim to be misleading.
We did not find any credible media report or circular regarding such an order that would have definitely made headlines if passed.
However, we found a report according to which, since 2017, the UP government has been issuing advisories to all madrasas to record video of events organized on the occasion of Independence Day. But no information on the closing down of madrasas that violate the advisory has been given.
India Today also contacted Mohsin Raza, UP minister of state for minority welfare who rubishing the claim said, “The UP government has not issued any order for shutting down madrasas that do not hoist the national flag or sing the national anthem on Republic Day. There is a pre-existing order asking madrasas to celebrate Independence Day and Republic Day. But we never said madrasas will be shut for not doing so. We are trying to modernise madrasas and not close them.”
In conclusion, the claim that the Yogi Adityanath government will shut down madrasas that do not celebrate Republic Day is false.
Note: You can reach out to us at support[at]facthunt.co.in if you find any issue with our articles.
It often happens with us all, that we hear news, sometimes it sound unusual, sometimes we also know that this news can’t be true but because the news is all over the place, we eventually believe it. How many of you have heard news about mob lynchi...View All Episodes
Subscribe to our newsletter to get notification about new fact checks, feature updates, etc..