A Christian school’s order to make Bible compulsory for students in Bengaluru, opposed by Hindu organisations

Bengaluru (Karnataka) – The management of Clarence High School ordered students to bring Bibles to school. Hindu organisations protested against this decision of the school. The school management argued that the children get to learn good things from the Holy Scriptures. (No one opposes teaching children good things from Holy Scriptures, but why didn’t the school decide to teach the values from the Holy Scriptures of Hindus also ? The (Christian) school has only one book, Bible, while Hindus have many Scriptures, which can impart good morals to children – Editor)

The administration of Clarence High School had taken a written assurance from the parents that they will not mind their children bringing Bible to school. Hindu organisations have claimed that this decision is a violation of education law.

 Opposition by Hindu Janajagruti Samiti

Mohan Gowda, the State Spokesperson of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti, said that the school is forcing non-Christian students to read the Bible.

Editorial viewpoints

  • This proves that Hindus remain secular, while other religions propagate their religion and pressurise Hindus to follow it.
  • Hindus feel that with a BJP Government in Karnataka, such people should be controlled.
  • Will Hindu parents who consider themselves blessed to be able to send their children to convent schools, learn from this ?


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