Minority edu institutions misusing autonomy: RSS outfit false allegation

New Delhi, Jul 8, 2015

Many minority run educational institutions have misused the privilege of autonomy granted to them by the Constitution, feels an RSS affiliated body, which is now considering legal options to change the criterion that defines such institutions.

The Bhartiya Shikshan Mandal, an RSS body working in the field of education, also seeks setting up of a "statutory autonomous authority" comprising largely of educationists and teachers for regulating teaching in the country.

Speaking at a press interaction here, Mukul Kanitkar, joint organising secretary of the Mandal, said that minority institutions were given autonomy so that the spread of education among these communities would increase.

"But there are many minority institutions whose management comprises minorities but among students the number of majority community is more. Despite that, they don't implement RTE, they don't implement government's public welfare policies. Such misuse has happened," he told reporters.


Should not be any attack on religious places: Delhi HC

New Delhi, April 24, 2015
The centre told the court that the plea was
The Delhi High Court, hearing a plea on the security of churches, said on Friday there "should not be any attacks on any kind of religious places" in the country.

In the wake of attacks on churches, a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed in the high court that also sought protection of religious rights of Christians and a court-monitored Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe.


Rajnath calls for a national debate on anti-conversion law

Home minster Rajnath Singh raised some key questions that needed to be put across as part of the debate on conversions.

NEW DELHI: Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Monday called for a national debate on the issue of conversion and the need for an anti-conversion law, even as he reiterated that the government was committed to ensuring a sense of security for the minorities.


Indian Christian identity questioned: CBCI head

New Delhi, March 21, 2015, (PTI):
Recent attacks on churches and Christians have made many
Recent attacks on churches and Christians have made many "feel that their Christian identity is being questioned", the head of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India today said, adding that it showed that not everybody had taken seriously the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's assurance to minorities.