Assam Health and Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the Assam government has decided to close all the state-run madrassas from November,

On Saturday, Sharma told that, “We will close down state-run madrassas in Assam from November. The government will release a notification in this regard.”“Our government’s policy we had announced earlier in the state Assembly. There should be no religious education with government’s funding,” he told the media. “We have nothing to say about privately-run madrasas and Sanskrit tols,” he further added.

He said that after the closing down of the madrasas, 48 contractual teachers would be shifted to schools under the Education Department.Meanwhile, All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) chief Badruddin Ajmal has slammed the state government’s decision.He said that after coming to power in 2021 Assembly poll, his party would take steps to re-open these educational educations Madrasas cannot be closed. We would reopen these 50-60-year-old madrassas if this BJP government closes them forcibly,” said Ajmal, who is also an MP.