Draft National Education Policy ‘Is Against Constitutional Values’: Student Body

The Draft National Education Policy breaks constitutional structures and values, promotes commercialization, and politicizes educational gadgets by centralizing all elements, says Students Islamic Organisation (SIO). The company said the Policy needs to refrain from homogenizing India’s historical past as a consultant of any faith or positive castes. The Ministry of Human Resource Development launched the Policy prepared with the aid of a committee under the chairmanship of Dr. K. Kasturirangan for a public session on May 31.

“If the policy intends to promote “Indian expertise gadget,” it should encompass all contributions from different religious, nearby, and linguistic groups who are inalienable a part of the Indian understanding lifestyle,” it stated these days while liberating right here a report, “NEP – 2019: Analysis and Recommendations”, organized in collaboration with Centre for Educational Research & Training (CERT).

Instead of favoring Hindi or Sanskrit, in step with the document, there must be two-language components, mother tongue and English, at the side of the option of reading a 3rd language of either religious or cultural importance to the scholars as per Articles 29(1), 350A and 350B of the Constitution.


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It also said the proposed centralized bodies, which include RSA, NTA, NRF, and many others., below one command are in opposition to the federal structure of the Indian Union. “Such centralized bodies underneath one command will necessarily fall prey to the political expediency of ruling parties. Education has been inside the State List and within the Concurrent List for the reason that 42nd Amendment and hence those our bodies could be in gross violation of Constitution,” it stated. The document said the coverage takes a deeply contradictory method toward the growing commercialization of training in India and actively providing a market version of education.

“The draft NEP betrays a homogeneous information of liberal arts schooling and has a market-orientated outlook for better education,” it said. “The coverage is completely silent at the query of children in misery and conflict, inclusive of kids in conflict with the law, children who’ve been victims of trafficking and infant labor, refugee children, kids of tribal, nomadic, and migrant groups, and kids born and raised in prisons with their mothers. This betrays a scant lack of respect to the question of getting right of entry to of schooling as well as that of the major implementation of proper schooling for all, now not just for some,” the employer stated in its report.

“The draft coverage needs to be amended to consist of an unambiguous dedication to a reservation in education. The reservation also has to be prolonged to private HEIs, along with provisions for financial resources and decreased expenses for students coming under the reserved class,” the report requested. The employer said the Parliament has to enact a regulation, named Rohit Act, to save systematic and institutional discrimination and atrocities towards students of minority and marginalized sections in academic institutions. “Violence against minorities and SC/STs ought to be criminalized and made cognizable offense,” it said.

ET Mohammed Basheer, former Education Minister, Kerala, and MP, Ponnani constituency; Syed Azharuddin, General Secretary, SIO; Prof Madhu Prasad, RTE activist; Ambarish Rai, RTE activist; Shyamolie Singh, pupil activist, JNU; Ramees EK, scholar-activist, JMI, and Syed Ahmed Muzakkir, Director, CERT had been present in the course of the clicking convention.

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