AICU raises concerns on saffronisation of education

ITANAGAR, Aug 29: The All India Catholic Union (AICU) raised concerns on the reported serial attempts by the central and state governments to ‘saffronise’ all levels of education in the country by direct changes in academic curricula, text books and teachings.
The AICU, in its general conference, held from August 25 to 27 in Bangalore, also decided to take legal action against the Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Raghubar Das, and his government who recently pushed an anti-religious conversion bill in the state legislature.
It claimed that the Chief Minister added insult to injury by using public money to issue an outrageous newspaper advertisement which uses a garbled statement of Mahatma Gandhi made before Independence to target Christians.
“Our lawyers are currently in the process of finalising our petition”, Spokesperson of AICU, Dr John Dayal said.
The AICU also noted the hate speeches that emanated from the recent session of Sangh Parivar organisations in Goa, and called on President of India, Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister, Narendra Modi to order exemplary action against such hate mongers.
The AICU also expressed grief on reports of denial to burial rites to one late Rita Haorei at her village in Leingangching, Ukhrul district of Manipur. The Union called upon the authorities concerned to intervene in the matter to arrive at an amicable solution and ensure that the remains of late Rita are finally laid to rest as per her last wishes.
Leaders of the Arunachal Pradesh Catholic Association, Tok Buttum, Taw Tebin, Pekhi Nabum and Takam Majeng attended the AICU general conference, which was attended by about 500 delegates from all over India.