India's madrassa schools refuse to teach math, science - 20 November 2012 - From UZMI ATHAR

Efforts by the Indian government to have Islamic religious schools broaden their curriculum to include subjects such as reading and mathematics, are meeting strong opposition.

BANGALORE, India, Nov. 21 -- Shabana Rizvi, 17, nervously shakes her legs as she talks. She is overshadowed by her eldest brother, Meer, and appears apprehensive to voice her opinion in his presence. She glances in his direction after every sentence she speaks, awaiting his reaction. (continue reading...)