MP: Madrasas in Ujjain refuse mid-day meals from ‘Hindu’ organisations

Ujjain: Over 30 madrasas in Ujjain have refused to accept the food that comes as mid-day meals for the students, alleging it was an attempt to defile their faith. The providers of mid-day meals used to be the Iskcon Temple since 2010, which catered to schools in the city.
Administration of the madrasas, however, refused to accept food from Iskcon any longer. Parents of Muslim students believe the trust used to offer the food to Hindu gods before sending them to schools.
When the tender of Iskcon ended in July 2016, suppliers BRK Foods and Ma Parvati Foods were roped in for the purpose, but madrasas have declined to accept food from them either. BRK supplies mid-day meals to 315 schools, out of which 56 madrasas have turned their offer down.

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