NCPCR asks UP Govt to probe Darul Uloom Deoband portal 

The issue of unlawful and misleading fatwas from Deoband portal 

Editorial comment

  • Realise the progressives do not utter a single word concerning such fatwas.
  • Why does such instruction need to be given ? Why can’t the Government take action against this on its own ?

Lucknow (UP) – The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has asked the Uttar Pradesh Government to probe Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband’s website for allegedly publishing ‘unlawful and misleading’ fatwas. The NCPCR said it is acting on a complaint that alleged that the website carries a list of fatwas that are against the provisions provided under the country’s law. Hence, the Commission gave the above instructions.

After pursuing the complaint and examining the website, it was observed that the explanation and answers provided by Deoband in response to issues raised by the individuals do not align with the Laws and Acts in the country. The NCPCR instructed that the access to such website may be blocked until the removal of such content for avoiding the spread and recurrence of unlawful statements and consequently preventing incidents of violence, abuse, neglect, harassment, discrimination against children, till then the access to this website should be blocked. It has directed the Uttar Pradesh Government to submit its report on the action taken within 10 days.