Thursday, April 30, 2020

AICTE appealed to teachers, promoting Hindutva..

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) today sent this message to all the teachers at technical education institutes across the country, urging them to participate in group prayers organised by Indian Yoga Association as part of their 'Shankara Jayanti' celebrations, ostensibly to 'deal with Coronavirus crisis'!

It's shameful that at a time when the central government should be focussed on providing necessary healthcare and food security to people affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown, it's busy promoting prayers and practices of a particular religion. AICTE is a regulatory body whose mandate is to set standards for technical education institutes and facilitate them, not organise prayer meets. This is a dangerous attempt by the central government to weaken autonomous bodies such as AICTE by using them to further its Hindutva agenda. 

Uzair Ahmed Rangrez
Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) - Maharashtra South

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