Pakistan government excludes jihad related verses from syllabus

Pakistan government excludes jihad related verses from syllabus
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ISLAMABAD: Federal government on Tuesday excluded jihad related verses from Quranic syllabus while The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) lodged a strong protest and demanded government to back off its decision.

The CII members were with the view that jihad-related verses were not deliberately included in the curriculum. It would have been a lot better if the government had compiled Quran from CII rather than any Non-Government Organisation (NGO), the members said.

They also said that rather than expelling the verses, the government should have cleared the difference between terrorism and jihad.

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