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The Right Stand: Does Morning Prayer in Kendriya Vidyalayas Promote Hinduism?

Jan 29, 2019 07:53 AM IST India India

A petition filed in the Supreme Court has questioned the compulsory recitation of Sanskrit and Hindi hymns in the morning assembly of the Kendriya Vidyalayas. And the Supreme Court has admitted it, calling the issue it a matter of seminal importance. A 2 judge bench has said a constitutional bench should hear the matter and the case will be placed before the Chief Justice of India. The writ petition, filed by Jabalpur-based lawyer claims that prayers at Kendriya Vidyalayas promote the Hindu religion and violate the right to freedom of speech and expression and should be done away with. Anand Narasimhan asks on The Right Stand Is a secular Sanskrit prayer unconstitutional?