Himanta Biswa Sarma, Assam Education Minister (Photo/ANI)
Himanta Biswa Sarma, Assam Education Minister (Photo/ANI)

Decision on madrasas taken to make education secular: Assam minister

ANI | Updated: Dec 14, 2020 23:53 IST


Guwahati (Assam) [India], December 14 (ANI): A day after Assam Cabinet decided that madrasas will operate as any other general educational institute, Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday stated that the decision was taken to make education "secular".

"As many as 198 high madrasas and 542 other madrasas in Assam will operate as any other general educational institute and will not give admission to students for theological studies," he explained.
Sarma also clarified that schools will open on January 1, 2021, and wearing masks and maintaining social distancing will be mandatory. (ANI)

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