I wanted to post this for a while. But this is understandable development. Mark my words, this project/experiment will now be rolled in all other BJP states (just as anti-cow bill, love jihad law etc. were first enacted/tested in one state, and other states followed within a space of months). If you read closely, all state-funded madrasahs will be converted to state schools (i.e. with Islamic curriculum removed). So there is no ban of privately run and funded madrasahs. Two decades ago, all/most madrasahs in India were granted state funds, with state syllabus/curriculum running side-by-side the Islamic curriculum; so the students could graduate with a state recognised matriculation certificate and be mainstreamed later. That crutch has now been snatched away in Assam. What's the solution? Ditch state fund, and take the madrasahs private (i.e. stop using state fund). It might not be straight-forward though, if state claims that all the school infrastructure belong to it.