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Minority educational institutions, privilege misused: Atulbhai Kothari

The present education system of the country has been debated for a long time. There has always been an outcry among the people of India, particularly the way the Islamic invaders have been glorified in the course of history. Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)-affiliated Siksha Sanskriti Uttan Nias has taken a radical change in education. Dinanath Patra And Atulbhai Kothari A long struggle took place under the leadership

The government was given thorough guidance by the Trust on what kind of changes were needed in the textbooks. But previous governments did not pay attention to this. Later on ‘Save Education Movement’ A long struggle has taken place under the regime change, in which works are being carried out in many places. On all these issues, OpIndia’s Consulting Editor Sudhir Khelat had a long conversation with Atulbhai Kothari, SecretACHI, Education Culture Development Trust. Here are the main parts:

Recently it came to light that in a school in Rajasthan, Abba means Appu and Amma means Ammi. They ask to bring biryani from home. What would you say about Islamization of courses?

What has come about Jharkhand and Bihar is another matter. In the state of Jharkhand, which has a growing Muslim population, it has gone to the extent of putting up Urdu boards in schools, changing the prayer, and making food and drinks more stressful. He did all these things. When this matter came to light, things came out from many places. In Bihar also in Kishanganj and some districts this has been going on for some years. All these things are not acceptable because it is illegal to have such things in government schools. A government statement has come in Jharkhand that all this will be prevented.

This is a separate issue. Where they are in numbers, they create pressure, but where they are not, the same thing happens. The school in Rajasthan is a convent school. Such books are taught there. This book is in CBSE mode and published from Hyderabad. What would you say to this?

A similar incident has been happening for a few years now, it is emerging. The book is taught in Rajasthan and published in Hyderabad by a private publisher. What these private publications do is they publish the NCERT book, but they publish it with minor changes. This is completely unfair. All this has been going on for years and now it is coming out, when the situation has changed, the environment has changed, the governments have changed.

The process of Islamization is somewhat similar to madrasas. Many videos have surfaced where Hindus are enemies of children in madrasas. Madrasahs are funded by the government. What purpose would it serve if the government subsidizes madrasas without changing the curriculum?

There are two or three types of madrasas in the country. A Madrasah funded by the Govt. There is one Madrasa which tried but they didn’t get government funding and there is a third which didn’t even try to get government funding. All this happens mostly to those who do not take government funds because they are not controlled by the government. Unfortunately, the government had no control even over state-sponsored madrasas in previous governments.

Thirukkural is tight as madrasas are subsidized in several states like Uttar Pradesh and Assam. Earlier there was no national anthem and no official work. All these things are now slowly starting to happen.

When we started working with Save Education Andolan in 2004, we studied the courses of many Madrasahs. We had ordered and it was in Urdu. After translating it, we also published a small book. All such courses were taught in those madrasas and are still taught today. There are thousands of madrassas in the country that do not follow government rules and are not even noticed by the government. All this happens in such madrasas.

When the existence of such madrasahs which are not related to the government came to light, why no action was taken against them? In recent times, states like Karnataka and Rajasthan have seen an increase in fundamentalism and incidents of beheading. After seeing all this, what is the duty of the government? Is it a constitutional reason or something else?

There are two or three reasons behind this. One is that special provision is made for minority educational institutions under Article 29-30 of the Constitution and that is the most important reason. When we arrived at a CBSE-affiliated minority school in Madhya Pradesh, the officials there said our hands are tied because it is a constitutional provision. That’s why not much can be done about it.

The second thing is that if you jump, you will not immediately reach the upper floor. At least the madrasahs which receive government subsidy should be repaired first, the government which has started the work has started the work from the first step. Because it is a very widespread problem. The government has started definite works for this. National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) is also working in this regard. He has done a big survey and written a book about it. In it, he has written that minority children are suffering a lot due to madrasas running without government permission. They don’t get lunch etc.

In fact, the system established over the years, that falsehood is also perpetuated as truth. Like the fight between St. Stephen’s and Delhi University in Delhi. Central admission system launched in the country, Delhi University also participates in it, but St. Stephen’s College is not ready to accept it. Over the years, they have developed the idea that everything is free.

It has been noticed in Karnataka that if Muslim girls are not allowed to go to school-colleges wearing hijab, a separate school-college will be opened for them, where hijab etc. will be allowed. In such a situation it would make no sense to decide to ban the wearing of hijab in government schools to stop sectarianism. What will the government do?

The government cannot legally prevent it, so there is a need to focus on the basics. It is Article 29-30 of the Constitution which must be questioned. What types of minority educational institutions exist today? Suppose they have 7 companies, out of which make four minority companies. It is recognized by the Minorities Commission. In this, children are not a minority, and minority teachers are not a majority. Minority is just an illusion. The advantage of this minority is misused.

Similarly, there are Sections 29-30 in which minority is not properly explained. Sometimes even our courts seem to be spared from this. Then the Akila Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad intervened in the Supreme Court. Maybe 2001-02. The basic aspect of that case is that there are cases against minority bodies in various states across the country, and then one was brought to the Supreme Court. But, came the decision in the matter of self-financing. So in the context of 50% rate cap in self financing, it was ruled wrong.

I mean you are also talking about judicial reform?

Needy. One is that in this context it is fundamental that everyone flows into it. So no one wants to touch it. When a report came out about Nubur Sharma, the way a former Hon’ble Judge reacted was a big hit. All these things should be considered.

When the Save Education movement was launched, many changes in history were talked about. Calling Akbar a great man, describing Tipu Sultan as a freedom fighter and glorifying the Mughals was a problem. Deenanath Patra ji also took it very seriously, but nothing much seemed to happen. Why the hell?

It is not like this. We already believe that movement is a compulsion, and that’s when it’s done. From an ideological perspective, we believe that conflicts should not exist as long as there is resolution through integration. We also made some reforms through the Save Education movement. We started with integration. We immediately tried several times to meet the HRD Minister. At every stage we have given our views in writing, submitted applications and tried to negotiate. But, not being asked, we had to go that way.

So while the investigation is going on today, like some time ago, the government constituted a Rajya Sabha committee headed by Vinay Sahasrabudhe ji for these studies. At that time he called us. He listened to us. We also gave everything in writing. He came through all the records and sent everything to NCERT. One person has also been appointed in NCERT for this purpose.

We are expecting a change in the new syllabus which is currently being prepared. In the meantime, NCERT sought suggestions from across the country on what to improve on the existing textbooks while the National Education Policy was not announced. Then we also gave. Some changes were made then. Not much has happened, but some has been done. The government has announced a holistic education policy and changes in the curriculum at every level have begun.

Changing the curriculum is a big job, an academic job. It is not easy to change what has been going on for years. It takes time. Adopting a democratic spirit, this government also sought advice from the SCERTs of the state governments and involved everyone in the process.

Marking in CBSE and state board exams is also unbalanced. What is the remedy for this?

Education Concurrent List. Some subjects have central ownership, some state and some both. So the government cannot exert any pressure. It is a constitutional body.

In a state like UP-Bihar, if one gets 70-80 percent marks, he is topper. At the same time, 98% also appear in CBSE. When it comes to getting into the country’s top universities, students with low grades are left behind. What is the solution to this?

Actually this is a big question because CBSE is also partially responsible for this. Very high marks are awarded in CBSE and this is not the case in states since many years. Now it has started happening in some states too.

Then there will be competition within the state boards to give high marks to their students. One such case has already come up. Doesn’t this affect the quality of education?

This should reduce pressure on top universities or institutes. There is a need to set up such universities in every state. When the pressure decreases, this problem will also be solved.

This question has also been considered in the new education policy. There has also been talk of reducing the pressure on students regarding the examination. The new education policy is comprehensive. In this, the focus ranges from skill development to developing moral values ​​and character.

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