Assam Govt to shut down madrassa board by November in the state

Guwahati: Assam finance, health, and education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today said that the state-run madrassas, as well as the madrassa board, will be shut down in the month of November. This move will be effected after a notification is issued in this regard, said Sarma. 

"In November, both the madrassa schools and the board shall be closed down. However, we are as of yet unable to decide how to accommodate the students who have already taken admissions. The process of notifying the same is underway, and everything will be finalized by November," Sarma said in front of reporters here.

Responding to All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) leader Badruddin Ajmal's objection to the move, Sarma said, "Let him (Ajmal) protest. We wish to fight with him, we will quarrel with him. The more he suffers, the happier I will be."

Ajmal had earlier said that if the BJP-led state government closes down government-run madrassas, his party would re-open them after coming to power in the Assembly elections scheduled early next year.

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