In Assam, 600 government madrassas will be closed

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Bangla Hunt Desk: The Assam cabinet has approved a proposal to close all government madrassas and Sanskrit schools, and a bill will be tabled in the next winter session. This was stated by Minister of State Chandra Mohan Patwari himself. Patwari, a spokesman for the Assam government, said the current law on madrassas and Sanskrit schools would be repealed. A bill will also be tabled in the next session of the Assam Legislative Assembly. ”

The winter session of the Assam Legislative Assembly is going to start from December 26. The minister said a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal had decided to close government madrassas and Sanskrit schools.

On the other hand, Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said in October that there are 610 government madrasas in Assam and the government spends Rs 260 crore every year on these institutions. He said the state's Madrasa Education Board would be dissolved this time.

The minister said all government madrasas would be converted into high schools and current students would be admitted regularly. According to Himanta Bishwa Sharma, Sanskrit schools will be placed under Kumar Bhaskar Burma Sanskrit and Ancient Research University. He said the Sanskrit school infrastructure would be used as a center for Indian culture, civilization and patriotic education and research.

Aminul Hoque Lashkar, a senior BJP leader and assembly president, said private madrassas would not be closed. Lashkar-e-Taiba inaugurated a madrassa in Kachar district in November, saying “private madrassas will not be closed because they keep Muslims alive.”

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