After Ban on IRF under UAPA, the Maharashtra government will soon start the steps for taking over its Islamic International School (IIS) at Dockyard Road, Mumbai. Maharashtra education minister Vinod Tawde has said, "as soon as we will get order copy, we will execute the ban. in the process, we will take care of students and teacher. The possession of school will be decided afterward" as TOI reported.
As reported in the TOI, a senior education department official stated since the Central Govt banned IRF, the state Govt has no option but to ensure that the trustees or office-bearers have no control over its management. The state government will appoint an administrator or entrust its management to a minority organization" We are not sure if we will be able to appoint an administrator immediately or we should wait till the end of the current academic session. We will take the law and judiciary department's opinion before taking a decision,'' he said.
The Govt has further decided to keep a close watch over local funders of IRF. The Minister of State for Home (Rural), Finance and Planning Deepak Kesarkar over strong action expressed the hope by centre for control over IRF's anti-national activities. It can not take funds from its overseas chapters. As reported in TOI, he said the government was simultaneously monitoring Naik's school here, to check if it is carrying out "indoctrination"."We have to ensure children are not being taught what IRF is known for. The curriculum should be as prescribed by the government. Children cannot be allowed to be radicalized in the school," he said. "The government wanted to send a strong message to other local organizations, which may be discreetly engaged in "anti-national" activities, that they are under the scanner and will face "serious consequences" if even slight evidence is found against them."