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.
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 Madrassa Education Provincialisation Act, 1995 and Assam Madrassa Education Act, 2018 stand repealed.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.”
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.