Muslims Lagging Behind in Education in India| 5mins
Director: Aamer | Producer:
Focus Years: | Country: Saudi Arabia
India is home to more than 160 million Muslims, making it the third-largest Muslim-populated country in the world. Of this number, about 65 million can neither read nor write. What's keeping them behind, and what does it mean for an economy growing at breakneck speed? Featured in this report are Tabassum Khan - a Muslim Student, Gaffar Sheikh - Managing Director at Maulana Azad Minorities Financial Development Corporation Ltd, Sheikh Anwar-ul haq - Headmaster at AL Ittehad Urdu High School in Mumbai, Sheikh Akbar Ali - Ragpicker in New Delhi, Amanullah Misbahi - Mufti at Dar Ul Uloom Madrasa in Mumbai, Yoginder Sikand - Research Associate at the Centre for Study of Social Exclusion in Bangalore. Special thanks to Burhanuddin Qasmi MMERC.