As many as 7,000 Muslim students are currently studying in 1,200 Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) schools across Uttar Pradesh.
According to the RSS, this signals a 30% increase in Muslim students in the last two years, after the BJP-led government came to power.
Mostly enrolled in rural areas, these students are reciting 'slokas' and 'bhojan mantras' and are doing well in studies and sports, says RSS.
Management at Saraswati Vidya Mandir and Saraswati Shishu Mandir claimed that Muslim students have also brought laurels to their schools in the fields of sports, cultural activities and academics.
"Our students such as Mohammad Aqib, Aftab Alam, Ejaj Ahmad, Gufranuddin and Mohammad Akaram have won medals at national sporting events and youth commonwealth games," said Chintamani Singh, state inspector of Vidhya Bharti, to TOI.
There are 4,672 boys and 2,218 girls from the community pursuing education up to class XII at these schools, reported the daily.