Srinagar: Awami ittihaad Party president (AIP) Engineer Rashid Thursday castigated Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) led government in Haryana for making Gita lessons mandatory in schools.
In a statement, Rashid said, “The move to make Gita compulsory in Haryana Schools is not just against that secular credentials of India but also exposes the anti-minority stand of BJP and its motives to oppress rights of Muslims.”
“With like-minded parties RSS, Bajrang Dal and Shiv Sena, the BJP is converting India into Hindu state. These religious fanatics should understand that India is country of different religions and communities and they have no right to impose a particular religious book in a school,” he added.
Rashid said that BJP and its allied parties were dubbing Muslim Madrassas as terrorist centres without any valid proof. “On the other hand the same party is trying to force communal agenda on all communities. While religious sentiments and religious texts of all communities have to be respected but forcing the religious theology is no civilized away.”