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EW DELHI—Ministry of Minority Affairs (MoMA) order closing down the Maulana Azad Education Foundation (MAEF) is a severe blow to the educational growth of Muslims.

The order to close down the foundation that was set up in 1988 on the birth centenary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, was issued by minority ministry’s under-secretary Dhiraj Kumar on February 7.

However, the order does not give any reason for shutting down the foundation.

Maulana Azad was a great freedom fighter and the first education minister of India. It was under his supervision that first IITs and AIIMS were set up that brought revolution in technical and medical field in India.

The proposal for closure of the foundation, according to minority ministry’s circular, was made by the Central Waqf Council (CWC). CWC under the minority ministry, besides other activities, also supervises the education programmes for the minorities.

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