In a letter written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Rizvi said, “How many Madrasas have produced engineers, doctors, IAS officers? Yes but some Madrasas have produced terrorists.”
The Shia Central Waqf Board chairman suggested that religious education should be made optional in Madrasas and the seminaries should also allow non-Muslim students.
“Madrasas should be affiliated to CBSE, ICSE, and allow non-Muslim students, religious education should be made optional. It will make our country even stronger,” Rizvi said.
However, Rizvi’s “terrorists” remark didn’t go down well with All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) President Asaduddin Owaisi.
Owaisi termed the Shia Board chairman as a “buffoon” who has sold his soul to Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
“Wasim Rizvi is the biggest joker, the most opportunistic person. He has sold his soul to RSS. I challenge this buffoon to show one Shia or Sunni or Madrasa where such teachings are imparted. If he has proof then he should go and show it to the Home Minister,” the AIMIM President said.