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The Word 'Madrasa' Should Now Be Completely Eliminated: CM Sarma

Assam CM said that as long as this word (madrasa) is there, children will not be able to think of becoming doctors and engineers

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Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma stressed on uniform and 'common education' in all schools in the country, saying that the existence of the word 'madrasa' should now be completely eliminated. In a program organised in Delhi, he said that children should study to become doctors, engineers, professors and scientists.

Assam CM said that as long as this word (madrasa) is there, children will not be able to think of becoming doctors and engineers. If you tell children that studying in madrasas will not make them doctors or engineers, they will refuse to go on their own.

While speaking on the program Biswa Sarma further said, "Children are admitted in madrasas in violation of their human rights. There should be emphasis on subjects like Science, English, Mathematics in the school. There should be general education in schools. Religious texts can be taught at home, but in schools children must study to become doctors, engineers, professors and scientists." In the same event, he reiterated that children should also be taught Quran at home.

In this session of academics, when a retired academician said that the students of madrasas are very talented, they can memorise every word of the Quran easily, Sarma said, "All Muslims were Hindus first. No Muslim was born (in India). Everyone in India was a Hindu. So, if a Muslim child is extremely intelligent, I will give part credit to his Hindu past as well."

Sarma said that Assam has 36 per cent Muslim population, divided into three categories: indigenous Muslims, whose culture is similar to ours, converts Muslims - we call them indigenous Muslims, they still have a Tulsi plant in the courtyard of their house, and displaced Muslims who call themselves Mian Muslims.

In the year 2020 itself, the Sarma led Assam government, moving forward on the system of a secular education system, decided to dissolve all government madrasas in the state and convert them into general educational institutions. After this the matter reached the Gauhati High Court.


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