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Asaduddin Owaisi Slams Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma, Says “Illiterates Won’t Understand…” | India News

AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi strongly criticized Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma’s remarks on the madrassa (madrasha). He said that madrasas are not like branches, they teach self-respect and a sense of spirit. Owaisi also said that at a time when the Chief Minister of Assam is talking about madrasahs, about seven lakh of Assams have been affected by the floods and 18 people have died in the state.

Speaking at an event in Delhi, Assam’s chief minister said that as long as there are madrasas, children cannot think of becoming doctors and engineers. He also said that the word madrasa should be abolished. He compared the admission of children to madrasas to human rights abuses. Himanta Biswa Sarma said no one says not to read Quran. The Chief Minister also stressed the importance of teaching science, mathematics, biology, botany and zoology to a student. He said, give 2-3 hours of religious education. But the way a student should be taught in school, make sure he can become a doctor or an engineer.

Responding to Assam’s Chief Minister, AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi said science, mathematics and social studies are taught in many madrasas outside of Islam. He claimed that during the time the Sanghis acted as agents of the British, many madrasas served the country’s independence movement.

Owaisi claimed that madrasas are different from branches. They teach self-respect and compassion. Taking a dig at Assam CM, he said, “The illiterate won’t understand this.” He asked why the Hindu social reformer Raja Rammohan Roy used to study in madrasas. Owaisi also said the Assam Chief Minister’s remarks were inferior to Muslims. “Muslims have embraced India and will continue to do so.”

Himanta Biswa Sarma was Assam’s Education Minister before this time becoming Chief Minister. In 2020, he decided to abolish all government aided madrasas of Assam and convert them to general schools. The then Minister of Education and now Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had passed a law in the Legislative Assembly of Assam to repeal the Madrasah Education Provincialization Act 1955 and the of 2018 on Assam Madrasah Education to Reform Education. The Guwahati High Court upheld the law and subsequent state government order on the matter.

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