Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the state-run madrasas in Assam will either be converted into regular schools or they will be shut down, after teachers are transferred to schools, following a notification which will be released in November this year.

Sarma said that in order to bring uniformity, teaching ‘Quran’ at the cost of government exchequer could not be allowed to go on, as then provisions would be needed to made for religious education of other communities too.

“All State-run madrassas will be converted into regular schools or in certain cases teachers will be transferred to state-run schools and madrassas will be shut down. A notification will be released in November,” Sarma told reporters here.

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