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Assam Govt approves to repeal provisions for Madrassas and Sanskrit tols

Assam Govt approves to repeal provisions for Madrassas and Sanskrit tols

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GUWAHATI: The Assam Government on Sunday announced its decision to approve the proposal to repeal provisions for madrassas and Sanskrit tols. It was further informed that the legislation to this effect will be introduced in the upcoming session of the Assembly.

Informing about the government's decision a cabinet note said, "Repeal of provisions of madrasa and Sanskrit tolls. Act will be introduced in the coming session."However, further details of the decision will be known once the details of the legislation are out.

Earlier, the Assam government decided to shut down all state-run Sanskrit and Madrassa Tols for it does not wish government institutions to provide religious education to students.

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However, after a few months, the state government decided to convert a few madrassas into secondary schools while closing down the others.

State education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has urged the education department to prepare a cabinet memorandum for executing the decision taken to close down the government-run madrassas.

The education department has accordingly sought details from the districts about the number of madrassas and sanctioned teachers along with the number of positions lying vacant.

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