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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Saumya Snehal

Saumya Snehal is a 3rd year BBA LLB student at Chanakya National Law University. Always a bibliophile, she loves to read, research and write on anything and everything legal. She has a insatiable appetite for knowledge and explores the same through indulging in various internships so that to constantly grow and become a better version of herself. She especially has an interest in corporate law and social legislations.

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