Rajasthan government wants children to take lessons on Love Jihad

School students at the fair organised by the Hindu Spirituality and Service Foundation in Jaipur on Saturday.(Prabhakar Sharma/HT Photo)
School students at the fair organised by the Hindu Spirituality and Service Foundation in Jaipur on Saturday.(Prabhakar Sharma/HT Photo)

In a new raw sorrounding religious extremism schools in Rajasthan are teaching their children how to escape Love Jihad.

A report Published in The Indian Express states that in Rajasthan’s capital schools the government has aksed to take students and teachers to a fair where they can learn about “love jihad”, purchase books on Christian conspiracies, take an oath of vegetarianism, sign up for a campaign to declare cow as “national mother”, or simply enrol themselves in one of the many caste organisations.

Confirming the news Jaipur’s Additional District Education Officer Deepak Shukla said that the steps are being taken according to the directions of Primary and Secondary Education Minister Vasudev Devnani.

“(The organisers of the) Hindu Spiritual and Service Fair (HSSF) are contacting government and private schools on their own. But what happens is that government schools say they can’t do anything until they have orders. So the honourable minister’s directions were that we help them (with the fair),” Shukla said. Devnani’s office said that he was not available for comments. Shukla said HSSF organisers wanted to get 2,100 teachers too to attend the fair. “So we also asked each school to send two-three teachers.”

The five-day fair in Jaipur, being held for the third time and to end on November 20, aims to “provide a platform to organisations engaged in imparting services to society to motivate and involve the public to be part of the process of social transformation” and lists instilling patriotism as one of its themes.

With Inputs From The Indian Express

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