• Assam Governor gives assent to Repealing Act 2020, state-run Madrassas to run as general institution

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    Guwahati: Assam Governor Jagadish Mukhi has given his assent to the Assam Repealing Act 2020 which seeks to withdraw funding from state-run Assam madrassas. From now on, all state-run madrassas will function as general educational institutions.

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    Taking to Twitter, State Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma thanked the governor for his assent, “Glad that the Assam Repealing Act 2020 has received the assent of Honourable Governor & has come into effect. Madrassa Education Provincialisation Act, 1995 and Assam Madrassa Education Act, 2018 stand repealed. All govt Madrassas will run as general education institutions.”

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    The Assam government last December introduced a Bill in the 126-member Assembly to convert the State-run madrassas into general educational institutes. The ARA was passed in the state assembly last month, despite fervid opposition from the opposition.

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