There are 614 government-aided recognised madrassas in Assam

Assam government is all set to table a Bill to repeal Provincialisation of Madrassa on Monday, as the three-day Assam Legislative Assembly session begins.

Tweeting about it, the state health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “Today I shall introduce a Bill to repeal Provincialisation of Madrassa. 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 Muslim League govt in pre-Independence Assam.”

Along with this Bill, 11 other Bills are likely to be tabled in the Assembly session today.

Earlier this month, the state had approved a proposal to shutdown all state-run madrassas and Sanskrit tols.

After the approval, Assam Parliamentary Affairs Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary had said, “A secular education system will be started in the state.”

Earlier in October, state education and finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said: “As per our government’s policy, we had announced earlier in the state Assembly that there should be no religious education with government’s funding.”

There are 614 government-aided and recognised madrassas and about 900 private madrassas in Assam. The state spends Rs 260 crore annually for it.

There are nearly 1,000 recognised Sanskrit tols, of which about 100 are government-aided.

There are 610 state-run madrassas in Assam, and the state government has spent Rs 260 crore annually for it.

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