The Assam government on Monday tabled a bill to scrap all state-run madrassas and convert them into general schools with effect from April 1, 2021. Earlier in the day, state education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said he will introduce a Bill to repeal Provincialisation of Madrassa. Once the Bill is passed, the practice of running Madrassa by the Government in Assam will come to an end, a practice which was started by Muslim League govt in pre-Independence Assam, Sarma said. The minister tabled The Assam Repealing Bill-2020 on the first day of the three-day winter session of the Assembly. Once cleared, the bill will repeal the two existing acts ALSO READ | Assam: All state-run madrassas to be converted into schools, announces Himanta Biswa Sarma Sarma, the second most powerful person in the Sonowal cabinet, said that this bill was not to control and repeal the private madrassas running in the state. He said that all madrassas will now be converted into primary, high and higher secondary schools. The minister, however, said that there will be no change of status, pay, allowances and service conditions of the teaching and non-teaching staff. This year in October, Sarma had said that his government will shut down all state-run madrassas and will convert them into regular schools. He said teaching So, we want to bring uniformity and stop this practice,