New Delhi: One of the leading Islamic institutions of India, the Darul Uloom Deoband has warned students of using smartphones in the classrooms and the ones who are found violating the rule will be rusticated. Reportedly, the order for the same was already issued ahead of Eid ul Zuha.

As per Times of India report, the order has been issued to main discipline in the institution. “These restrictions are followed in several other educational institutes in our country and we are not the first to introduce that,” Ashraf Usmani told ToI.

The school had also issued a notification and instructed the students to hand over their smartphones to their parents while visiting their homes during the Eid holiday. The new session in various courses in Darul Uloom Deoband starts after the holy month of Ramzan every year.

Recently, the Islamic institution had slammed the Supreme Court’s decision to decriminalise homosexuality.  The top court had decriminalised homosexuality between consenting adults by declaring Section 377, the penal provision which criminalised gay sex, as “manifestly arbitrary”.

Deoband’s Ulema Mufti Maulana Asad Quasmi had said, “According to Shariat, homosexuality is haram and illegitimate. This decision is against natural behaviour and anyone with their right mind will not accept this decision because Islam forbids homosexuality.” (sic).”