PAKISTAN SHOULD SHUT DOWN DEOBANDI SCHOOLS: U.S. CONGRESSMAN

Pakistan needs to be serious about closing down 600 Deobandi madrasas in the country, an influential US lawmaker has said, underlining that there is a prevailing sentiment in the Congress and Trump administration that such schools are breeding ground for terrorists. “I think, the sentiments are Pakistan needs to be serious about closing down the Deobandi schools, there are about 600 of them as they churn out people who do not know what to do except to really either argue for or carry out jihad,” Congressman Ed Royce said at an event hosted by Vivekananda International Foundation, a New Delhi-based think-tank, at the US Capitol in Washington on Thursday.

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