Muslim group plans to study ‘saffronisation’ of education

The group also held a meeting at Danilimda here Sunday morning to discuss education and the social issues facing the minority population.

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: August 17, 2015 12:31:15 am

A city-based minority organisation, Ahmedabad Muslim Graduate Association, on Sunday said it would form a committee to assess “saffronisation” of education in Gujarat and submit its report to the state government.

“We would definitely raise the issue of increasing instances of saffronisation of the education system, recently seen in a more overt manner,” said Habib Shaikh, secretary of the association. The group also held a meeting at Danilimda here Sunday morning to discuss education and the social issues facing the minority population. It was attended by representatives from various districts. Speaking against making yoga compulsory in schools, Shaikh said, “The decision should be left to students whether they want to practice it (yoga) or not.”

President of the association Badruddin Shaikh, also leader of the Opposition in the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, announced the group would be “equally active” in all other districts to provide a platform to the minority community to raise local issues with the administration. Congress MLA Gyasuddin Shaikh was among the key speakers.

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