Assam govt may regulate private madrassas, says Education Minister Ranoj Pegu

The proposal is doing the rounds in the backdrop of the arrests of several madrassa teachers for their alleged links with terror outfits

Press Trust of India September 21, 2022 14:31:14 IST
Assam govt may regulate private madrassas, says Education Minister Ranoj Pegu

Assam Education Minister Ranoj Pegu. News18

Guwahati: The Assam government may regulate all the private madrassas in the state under an existing Act, Education Minister Ranoj Pegu said on Wednesday.

The proposal is making rounds in the wake of the arrests of several madrassa teachers for their alleged links with terror outfits.

“Although no concrete step has been taken as of now, the government is considering if private seminaries can be brought under the control of the Assam Non-Government Educational Institutions (Regulation and Management) Act, 2006,” Pegu said.

When asked if the private madrassas will be controlled, he said, “We were not looking into it till now. We already have an Act to monitor the non-governmental educational institutions. But, all non-governmental schools are not covered under this Act right now.”

The government is gradually taking steps to bring all the non-governmental educational institutions under this existing Act for their regulation and monitoring, the minister said.

“Whether these private madrassas will fall under that category or not, we will examine in consultation with the Law Department. So far, nothing has been done, but we may consider it,” he added.

Director General of Police Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta had earlier this month said that there are about 3,000 registered and unregistered private madrassas across Assam that are run by four main Muslim organisations.

From April 1 last year, all the 610 state-run madrassas in Assam were converted into upper primary, high and higher secondary schools with no change of status, pay, allowances and service conditions of the teaching and non-teaching staff.

Altogether 42 people, many of them teachers of madrassas, have been arrested across Assam since March this year for their alleged links with terror outfits Al-Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT).

Mahanta had said that the government would launch a portal, in which all madrassas have to upload their relevant details such as location, teachers’ names and addresses, and salaries among others.

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