Report by Debadatta Panda , Bhawanipatna : Kalahandi District child welfare committee has find out at Bhawanipatna Railway station that twenty five boys brought from Kishanganj Of Bihar state to the Bhawanipatna Madrassa near Collectorate Building. The CWC chairman ,Child Welfare Officer and other member on being informed caught hold those boys and handed over them to the Madrassa until the enquiry will be over.
Sources says that in the year 1981 one Madrassa was set up at Bhawanipatna and temporarily going on at the Masjid near District Collectorate. Since 33 years the said Madrassa is continuing at there and teaching is going on to the Muslim boys of Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Andhra pradesh and some other states by a maulabi (teacher ) from Bihar state.The aim of the Madrassa was to teach the boys regarding there religion. Each year more than 20 boys are taking there teaching and the district administration has no any information about the subject matter of teaching in Madrassa and after learning where the said boys are goingand what they are doing now.
The inhabitant boys are within the age of 6 to 14 and it is alleged that they are living inside the masjid and going to the Muslim families at Bhawanipatna town within the crowded road for their meals and tiffins daily. According to the Madrassa secretary the said Madrassa is registered with Society Registration Act 1860 bearing its registration number 32/13.08.1981 and the boys are taking lessons regarding their religion. Further the said Madrassa is going on with the help of the muslim family of the town and no any illegal activity is going on , said the secretary. On the other hand the said Madrassa is not yet affiliated with State Madrassa board and it is not clear as well as it is a question mark that after learning where the boys are going and where they are involving. Secondly whether the Madrassa is legal or illegal it is also not clear says the intellectuals and demands for a clear enquiry about it for the better future.