Assam CM Himanta Sarma thinks the word ‘madrassa’ should not exist
While speaking at an event by the weekly magazine, ‘Panchjanya’ in Delhi on Sunday, the Chief Minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma, said that as long as the word “madrassa” exists, children will not be able to think about becoming doctors and engineers.
He said entry to any religious institution should be at an age when children can make their own decisions. Saying religious teaching is given primacy over formal education, Sarma said every child must be exposed to modern education, including science and mathematics.
He said, “Teach the Quran at home, for hours, if you want, but at the school, a child deserves to be taught science and maths. Every child shall be exposed to the knowledge of Science, Mathematics, and other branches of modern education.”
Sarma said, “Till the time this word (madrassa) exists, children will not be able to think about becoming doctors and engineers. If you tell them that they will not become doctors or engineers if they study in a madrassa, they themselves will refuse to go. Teach the Quran to your children, but at home. Admitting children in madrasas is a violation of their human rights,” CM Sarma said.
Sharma further said, “All Muslims were Hindus. No one was born a Muslim (in India). Everyone was a Hindu in India. So, if a Muslim child is extremely meritorious, I will give partial credit to his Hindu past.”
Earlier in 2020, the Assam government decided to dissolve all government-run madrassas and convert them into general educational institutions to facilitate a secular education system.
Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) supported Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma’s remark and claimed that madrassa makes people isolated and separatists.
RSS leader Ratan Sharda said, “CM Himanta Biswa Sarma has clear-cut thinking. Madrassa has a cocoon system, they are so cocooned that they only learn Urdu, major teaching is Quran. These subjects don’t make (someone) a completely educated person.”
Adding further, he said, “Naturally, we need a system of modern subjects and not get caught in orthodoxy. Muslims need to go to school. Madrassa makes them isolated and makes them feel like they are from a different island and don’t need to mix up with people.”
[With Inputs from IANS]
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Someone atleast talking bravely his mind. While rest all are looking at Nobel Prize
“Entry to any religious institution should be at an age when the child can make that decision” – Some questions: (i) why should this be true only for religious education? (ii) what makes the Hon CM think there may be children who do not want “branches of modern education”? (iii) how is it ok for a child in grade VIII to be enrolled in Akash-BYJU to prepare for a competitive exam to be taken 5 years down the road? Does the CM think a child in grade VIII is mature enough to make that decision? (iv) what happens to the hundreds of brahmana kids who join the pAThaSAlA every year learn the vedas? Close all pAThaSAlA’s as well?
I am sorry to say this but these BJP / RSS idiots can be our worst enemies some times. Here is a tip to the Hon CM – “think before you talk”.
The izlamic Zombies produced by the Madrassas are responsible for all the hate crimes committed by the terrorists.Terrorism does gave a do called religion and is your religion of peace.The veda paatashala belong to this land from times immemorial and Your middle eastern death cult centred around a paedophile will only produce more radicalised Izlamic idiots . The only cure for this is modern education.
very well said indeed. BvB09 missed the central theme of what the CM was referring to.