Bill to repeal Madrassa Education Act to be introduced in Assam today

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Assam Health and Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma will today introduce the Bill to repeal the Assam Madrassas Education (Provincialisation) Act of 1995.

The Bill will be presented today in the three-day Winter Session of the Assam Legislative Assembly.

Ahead of the commencement of the Winter Session Sarma took to Twitter wherein he mentioned that once the Bill is passed, the practice of running Madrassa by the Government in Assam will come to an end, a practice which was started by the Muslim League govt in pre-Independence Assam.

The proposal to shut down the government-run madrassas was announced earlier in October. The decision was taken to bring in uniformity in the education system.

The education minister further added that teaching the Quran at the cost of the government exchequer could not be allowed to continue. Moreover, the Assam government would also close down the Sanskrit tols (schools).

Accordingly, the Assam Cabinet, in its meeting chaired by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, had on December 15 gave its go-ahead to the proposal of shutting down all government-run madrassas and Sanskrit tols (schools).

It has been further clarified that the government does not intend to shut down the private madrassas.

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