More than 300 madrasas along the India-Nepal border are under the surveillance of intelligence agencies and the police department for suspicious activities.
The sudden need of these madrasas and mosques near the border and their source of income is not known, according to intelligence agencies.
Additional director-general of police (ADG), Gorakhpur zone, Dawa Sherpa said the open India-Nepal international border is very sensitive. As far as the madrasas along the border are concerned, many such buildings or buildings have been built as educational institutions.
ADG Sherpa said: “We are trying to find out whether they are involved in any criminal and anti-national activities. No illegal and anti-national activities can be encouraged in this sensitive border area. Sustained investigations are on.”
Investigations are trying to dig out the actual reason behind opening of these madrasas because there are not adequate number of students to enrol into these institutions.