Govt drops plan to introduce Bhagavad Gita, Ramayan in educational institutions, libraries

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Srinagar: The government on Tuesday dropped the plan to introduce Urdu version of Bhagavad Gita and Kashmiri version of Ramayan in all educational institutions and libraries of the state.

The decision to withdraw the circular, that evoked sharp criticism from many pro-India and pro-freedom groups was taken by Chief Secretary.

“Circular issued by the education department regarding introduction of some religious books stands withdrawn ab initio under the orders of the Chief Secretary,” an official told Kashmir Reader.