Himanta On Madrasahs: Reiterating his resolve to continue the crackdown on madrassas in the state, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday said 300 more madrassas will be closed in the state.
The Chief Minister of Assam said that there was a meeting between the BJP and the people running these madrassas. It is agreed that 300 more madrassas will be closed. This is the result of discussion between the Assam Police and the Quami Organisations. Earlier in March, CM Himanta had announced the closure of 600 madrasas in the state.
This statement was given in March in Belagavi, Karnataka
Addressing BJP’s Vijay Sankalp Yatra in Karnataka’s Belagavi ahead of assembly elections in March, Hemant Biswa said that I have closed 600 madrassas and I intend to close all madrassas because we don’t want madrassas . We want schools, colleges and universities.
Sarma had introduced a controversial law in Assam in 2020, according to which all state-run madrassas were to be converted into regular schools imparting general education. As of January 2023, there are 3,000 registered and unregistered madrassas in the state. Madrasa education was included in the Assam education curriculum in 1934 and the State Madrasa Board was also formed at the same time.