Assam CM vows to close all madrasas, says Bangladeshi migrants ‘threat to our culture’


Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said he intends to close down all madrasas in the state. He also attacked the Congress, dubbing the party as “the new Mughals”.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma vowed to continue his crackdown on madrasas in the state, saying people want to pursue education in schools and colleges instead.

“I have closed 600 madrasas and I intend to close all madrasas because we do not want madrasas. We want schools, colleges and universities,” Himanta Biswa said while addressing the BJP’s Vijay Sankalp Yatra in poll-bound Karnataka’s Belagavi on Thursday.

that impart “general education”. As of January 2023, there are 3,000 registered and unregistered madrasas in the state.

Stepping up his rhetoric against illegal migrants, the senior BJP leader claimed that “people from Bangladesh come to Assam and create a threat to our civilization and culture”.


He also ripped into the Congress and the Left, accusing them of distorting India’s history with a so-called pro-Mughal narrative.

“Congress and Communists showed that India’s history was all about Babur, Aurangzeb, and Shah Jahan. I want to tell that India’s history was not about them but about Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Guru Gobind Singh, Swami Vivekananda,” said Sarma.

Comparing the Congress to the Mughals, he said the opposition party was trying to weaken the country and dubbed it the “new Mughals”. He panned the party for raising the issue of Babri Mandir and opposing the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya.

In stark contrast to the Congress, the BJP believes in building temples, not destroying them, he stated.

“Once upon a time, the ruler of Delhi used to talk about demolishing temples but today under PM Modi’s rule, I am talking about building temples. This is new India. Congress is working to weaken this new India. Congress is representing the new Mughals today,” said Sarma.

He went on to say many people in India proudly say they are Muslim and Christian. “I have no problem with that but we need a person who can proudly say that I am a Hindu. India needs such a person today,” said the BJP leader.