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"Gurukuls, Vedic Schools should be recognized and considered at par with Madarsas and Missionary Schools"- Adv Ashwini Upadhyay files PIL in SC [READ PETITION]

Lawstreet Journal 25 Sep 2021 4:44pm

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Is the Centre obligated to introduce a Uniform Education Code in harmonious construction of Articles 29-30 with Articles 14, 15, 19?’ - with this question at hand, renowned Advocate and BJP leader – Ashwini Upadhyay has recently filed a Public Interest Litigation in the Supreme Court.

According to the petitioner, Article 29 (Protection of Interest of Minorities) and Article 30 (Right of Minorities to Establish and Administer Educational Institutions) were brought in keeping in view the then situation and after effects of the religious partition in mind. These provisions did not mean to prevent the majority Hindu community from establishing Gurukuls and Vedik Schools of their choice, but only to give the minorities an extra layer of protection in case the State tries to impose a majoritarian viewpoint upon them.

He further states that all citizens should have the right to conserve their language script and culture and the right to establish-administer educational institutions of their choice. Providing this right to minorities alone can hamper the very essence of secularism. 

The plea avers that certificates issued by Madrasas and Missionary Schools are equivalent to those issued by State but not Gurukuls-Vedik Schools. Similarly, Gurukuls and Vedic Schools, who are imparting secular and scientific education are not recognized and considered at par with Madarsas and Missionary Schools. 

At the same time, many states provide funds to Madrasa-Missionary Schools but not to Gurukuls-Vedik Schools and that students of Gurukul and Vedic School are not considered eligible for government jobs but Students of… Continue Reading...


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