SC questions school prayer in Kendriya Vidyalayas, sends Centre notice seeking response

TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Updated: Jan 10, 2018, 15:03 IST

HIGHLIGHTS
▪ The SC posed this question to the Centre as it agreed to hear a public interest litigation (PIL) on the issue
▪ The PIL says that the school prayer in KVs propagates Hindu religion
▪ It adds that therefore the prayer should not be allowed, because KVs are government-run schools

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today sent a notice to the Centre questioning the ‘Hindu’ school prayer at government-run Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs).

The apex court wants the Centre’s response on why the school prayer in KVs should be allowed, because government- aided schools aren’t supposed to propagate any religion.

The SC posed this question to the Centre as it agreed to hear a public interest litigation which says that the school prayer in KVs propagates Hindu religion, and therefore should not be allowed, because KVs are government-run schools.

There are 1,125 KVs in India and three KVs abroad, as per 2015 numbers. There are approximately 11 lakh students enrolled in these schools.

Source : timesofindia.indiatimes.com



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6 thoughts on “SC questions school prayer in Kendriya Vidyalayas, sends Centre notice seeking response”

    1. Who is a Hindu and what’s the Hindu religion? You are a doctor and talk about Hindu religion. There’s no Hindu religion. It’s a creation of western mind.

  1. Now Hindu jagran samithi compelling Christian schools to implement saraswati pooja and gayatri mantra instead of Christian prayer. India is for Indians not for any particular religion.

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