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Govt Ignoring Other Religions, Says Omar Abdullah After Bhagavad Gita, Ramayana Order in J&K

According to the government order, copies of Bhagavad Gita and Koshur Ramayana must be made available at all schools, colleges and libraries in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Updated:October 23, 2018, 8:23 AM IST
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Govt Ignoring Other Religions, Says Omar Abdullah After Bhagavad Gita, Ramayana Order in J&K
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New Delhi: National Conference leader and former CM Omar Abdullah has taken exception to a recent J&K government order on copies of Ramayana and Bhagavad Gita to be made available at schools, colleges and libraries in the state.

In a tweet, Abdullah accused the government of ignoring other religions.

“Why just the Gita & Ramayana? If religious texts are to be placed in schools, collages & government libraries (and I’m not convinced that they need/should be) then why is it being done selectively? Why are other religions being ignored? (sic),” he tweeted.

The government order states that the decision was taken during a meeting chaired by Governor Satya Pal Malik’s advisor on October 22.

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"The School Education Department, Higher Education Department, Director Colleges, Director, Libraries and Culture Department will consider purchasing sufficient number of copies each of Urdu version of "Shrimad Bhagwat-Geeta" and "Koshur Ramayana", authored by Shri Sarwanand Premi for making these available in Schools/Colleges and public libraries etc of the State," the order said.

| Edited by: Nitya Thirumalai
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