GUWAHATI: Assam education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to table the bill to Repeal Provincialisation Of Madrassa in the state as the three-day Assam assembly session begins on Monday.
Some 12 bills were likley to be tabled for its passage during the session.
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.”
Earlier, the education minister had announced that the government will convert all state-run madrasas and Sanskrit tols (schools) into general institutes in an attempt to make education ‘secular and inclusive’.
He informed that the subject teaching Quran would be discarded from the existing curriculum.
Assam has some 198 high Madrassa schools under the Secondary Education Board Assam (SEBA). There are 542 Madrassas under the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC), including four Arabic colleges, 138 senior madrasas and 230 pre-senior madrasas.
However, private Madrassas will continue to operate, he said.
The first day of the session also witnessed slight disruption as Oppositions of Congress and All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) staged a walkout protesting against the Farm Law.
Opposition parties said that they would demand to discuss crucial matters of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Clause 6 of the Assam Accord, farm laws, inflation, etc.