A division bench of Gauhati high court on Friday upheld the Assam Repealing Act of 2020 to repeal Madrassa Education Provincialisation Act in the state.
It also upheld all other notifications to convert 397 provincialised madrassas to general educational institutions.
Taking to Twitter, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma termed the judgment as a landmark one.
“Division Bench of Honble Gauhati High Court in a landmark judgment delivered today upheld the Act of 2020 to repeal Madrassa Education Procincialisation Acts and also upheld all other notifications to convert 397 provincialised madrrassas to general educational institutions,” he tweeted.
Last year in February, Assam governor Jagdish Mukhi had given assent to ‘The Assam Repealing Act 2020’.
On December 13, 2020, the Assam cabinet approved the proposal to repeal provisions for Madrassas and Sanskrit tolls (schools).
Under the act, over 600 state-run Madrassas will be 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.