Not appropriate to educate college students about religions as antagonistic to theirs: NCPCR chief on Bible row

A Christian college in Bengaluru has stoked controversy by making Bible classes compulsory for the total college students, including non-Christians. The extra-than-century veteran Clarence High College has reach under the scanner for directing the total college students to compulsorily consume portion in Bible classes.

The Nationwide Rate for Security of Youngster Rights (NCPCR) has taken cognizance of the topic and has demanded a account from Bengaluru Police in seven days. 

“It is no longer appropriate to educate college students about religions as antagonistic to theirs at colleges under Article 28 of the Constitution of India. It is a long way additionally in opposition to the UN Convention on the rights of the newborn. We comprise got demanded a account on this topic,” NCPCR Chief Priyank Kanoongo stated.

Referring to the Bible row, NCPCR in a letter wrote, “Within the peep of the allegations acknowledged in the complaint, it is observed that there is a prima facie contravention of Article 25 and Article 2&(3) of the Indian Constitution, provisions of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Security of Kids) Act, 2015.” 

“The Rate thereby requests your factual locations of work to originate an inquiry and consume compulsory action for the care and protection of these children and it is additionally further requested that an Action-Taken Report be submitted to the Rate internal 07 days of receipt of this letter,” the NCPCR stated in the letter. 

College faces ire of Hindu outfits for making Bible classes have to for non-Christian college students

Hindu organisations comprise protested in opposition to a Christian college for making Bible classes compulsory for all college students. In accordance with particulars shared by Mohan Gowda, spokesperson of the Hindu Janajagruthi Samithi, the college compelled of us to signal a declaration in which they comprise to settle for that their child attended Bible classes.

Within the ‘Declaration by Of us,’ it was as soon as stated, You verify that your child will abet all classes, including morning meeting, scripture class and clubs for his/her delight in dazzling and spiritual welfare, and can merely nonetheless no longer object to carrying the Bible and Hymn e-book in direction of his/her put at Clarence High College.”

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