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Assam: Police scrutiny of Madrasa teachers from outside state: Himanta

GUWAHATI-   Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Sunday that all teachers who have come from outside Assam to teach in Madrasas in the state may be asked to appear “from time to time” in the nearest police station.

The move comes in the wake of heightened scrutiny of Madrasas in the state after police cracked down on alleged modules of terrorist organisation Ansarul Bangla Team and 51 Bangladeshis were discovered among preachers at Madrasas.

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Chief Minister said during an interaction with media persons here that the police are coordinating with Bengali Muslims who have positive attitude towards education to create “a good environment” in Madrasas.

Science and Mathematics will also be taught as subjects in Madrasas, right to education respected and a database of teachers maintained, he said.

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Chief Minister said while talking with media persons on the occasion of the new year, “Last year we cracked eight modules of Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and Ansarullah Bangla Team, nine Bangladesh nationals involved in Jihadi activities were identified. Around 53 Jihadis were arrested.

” He further added that Assam Director General of Police (DGP) is working with Muslim community to rationalise the Madrassa education. “We are getting cooperation from them. Those who are running the Madrassa are making them as stakeholders rather than taking them as enemies.” Dr Sarma added.

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