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Tuesday, 7 April 2009

70% of religious seminaries (medressahs) in Pakistan belong to Deoband school of thought: Report

According to a report appeared in today's Daily Express more than 1.9 million students are enrolled in 17000 religious seminaries (madrassahs) of which around 70% i.e. 12000 belong to Deoband school of thought, around 20% i.e. 3500 belong to Barelvi school of thought, around 2.2 % i.e. 380 belong to Ahl-e-Hadith, 2.3% i.e. 390 belong to Shias, and 2.38% i.e. 405 belong to Jamaat-i-Islami.

This report quoting some authentic sources from federal interior ministry claims that 90% madrassahs' students arrested so far for their involvement in terrorists activities belong to a particular sect (which I believe is Deoband).

Source: Daily Express 7th April, 09


Rabia said...

very interesting statistic, Socrates. I didn't realize it was so high.

Aamir Mughal said...

Dear Ms Rabia,

This will give you the complete picture of Sectarian Scene in Pakistan:

Sectarianism and Sects - I


Sectarianism and Sects - II


Sectarianism and Sects - III


Sectarianism and Sects - IV


Sectarianism and Sects - V


Sectarianism and Sects - VI


Sectarianism and Sects - VII


Sectarianism and Sects - VIII


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