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    Assam: State-run Madrassas to run as general School; Bill passed

    Despite a united opposition raising objections on tabling of the Bill, minister Himanta Biswa Sarma introduced The Assam Repealing Bill, 2020

    Assam: State-run Madrassas to run as general School; Bill passed

    Guwahati: The Assam Legislative Assembly on Wednesday passed The Assam Repealing Bill, 2020, abolishing the state-run Madrassa by converting them into general schools.

    The new session in the general schools will begin from April 1, 2021.

    Despite a united opposition raising objections on tabling of the Bill, education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma introduced The Assam Repealing Bill, 2020 on the first day of the three-day winter session. Assam: State-run Madrassas to run as general School.

    The legislation has abolished two existing Acts – the Assam Madrassa Education (Provincialisation) Act, 1995 and The Assam Madrassa Education (Provincialisation of services of employees and Re-Organisation of Madrassa Educational Institutions) Act, 2018.

    The Assam cabinet on December 13 approved a proposal to close down all Madrassas and Sanskrit Tols (schools).

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