Supreme Court issued Notice on “Revised education code” for Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs)

On the petition filed by Veenayak Shah challenging the manner of morning prayers in more than 1000 government run Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs), the Apex Court on 10 January issued notice to the Central Government (the respondent in the matter).

The contention of the petitioner is that the Education Code (Article 92) requires all the students to recite Sanskrit shalokas , in the manner as done under the Hindu religion.

Indian Constitution declares India to be a secular State and Article 28 prohibits religious instruction in any educational institution wholly maintained out of state funds. The petition also alleges that the prayers are against  developing scientific temperament among students.

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