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‘Saffronisation’ in education: Catholic leader meets Oppn MPs

Among the leaders present were Congress’s Oscar Fernandes, TMC’s Derek O’Brien and AIADMK’s Ravi Bernard.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: July 25, 2015 2:07 am
Saffronisation, Education, Christian institutions, Cardinal Baselios Cleemis, National Education Policy HRD Ministry, Nation news, india news Cardinal Baselios Cleemis pointed out that none of the 35,000 Christian institutions in the country had so far been consulted on the National Education Policy. (Source: Reuters photo)

Christian religious leader Cardinal Baselios Cleemis met leaders of several political parties at the Delhi office of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India on Thursday and conveyed his concerns regarding the “saffronisation of education”. He also pointed out that none of the 35,000 Christian institutions in the country had so far been consulted on the National Education Policy.

The HRD Ministry has invited online suggestions on the new education policy. It is also holding over 2.75 lakh direct consultations at the grassroots level.

The Cardinal’s meeting also saw discussions on recent statements by some leaders of saffron outfits. These included the recent statement of VHP patron Ashok Singhal in which he said India would become a Hindu Rashtra by 2020. Also on the agenda was the RSS demand that the “minority” character of an institution should be determined by the composition of its students and not the religion of its administrators.

Among the leaders present were Congress’s Oscar Fernandes, TMC’s Derek O’Brien and AIADMK’s Ravi Bernard.

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    Deependra Kumar
    Jul 25, 2015 at 11:07 am
    Stop this non sense. Neither we want Christian & Islamic nor saffron education in this country. We want an education which shall promote the culture and ethos of this country and establish respect for our heritage. The tendency of Christian and Islamic leaders to promote their own agenda in the name of secularism is reprehensible. You cannot ignore the majority as has been done in the past by leftists and Congress for reasons best known to them. We want to go forward for modern & liberal education while remembering that India had a great past till muslim marauders and christian missionaries left no stone unturned to destroy the Indian culture.
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