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
भारतीय संविधान की धारा 25 सर्व धर्म के नागरिकों को धार्मिक स्वतंत्रता देती है । बंगलुरू स्थित क्लेरेन्स हाईस्कूल में हिन्दू विद्यार्थियों को बाइबिल सीखना अनिवार्य करना असंवैधानिक है । – @Ramesh_hjs #Convents_forcing_Christianity pic.twitter.com/YAiWJ7nFwP
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Mohan Gowda, the State Spokesperson of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti, said that the school is forcing non-Christian students to read the Bible.