Bring Uniformity: Assam to convert all State-run madrassas to 'regular school'

    14-Oct-2020
|
Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the State-run madrassas in Assam would either be converted into regular schools or they will be shut down.
 
Assam to convert all Stat 
 
While talking to media, Sarma said, "All State-run madrassas will be converted into regular schools or in certain cases teachers will be transferred to state-run schools and madrassas will be shut down. A notification will be released in November,"
  
Sarma also said that the Government money could not be used to reach Muslim religious book Quran, adding that if the Government is bearing the cost of teaching the Quran in madrassas, then it should also pay for the teaching of Bible and Bhagavad Gita.
 
"In my opinion, teaching 'Quran' can't happen at the cost of Government money, if we have to do so then we should also teach both the Bible and Bhagavad Gita. So, we want to bring uniformity and stop this practice," Sarma said.
 
 
Assam has 614 Government-aided recognized madrassas - 57 for girls, three for boys, and 554 co-educational. A total of 17 madrasas teach students in Urdu medium. While on the other hand, only 100 Sanskrit Tols are Government-aided.
  
Muslims are majority in almost eleven districts of Assam and also highest concentration found in four districts according to 2011 census. Muslims are majority in almost eleven districts of Assam and also highest concentration found in four districts according to 2011 census. Muslims are majority in Dhubri, Bongaigaon, Goalpara, Barpeta, Morigaon, South Salmara district, Hojai, Nagaon, Darrang, Karimganj and Hailakandi. Muslims are Highest in Cachar, Nalbari, Kokrajhar and Chirang districts.
 
Also Read