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

The Draft National Education Policy breaks constitutional structures and values, promotes commercialisation and politicizes educational gadget by centralising all elements of it, says Students Islamic Organisation (SIO). The company said the policy need to chorus from homogenising India’s historical past as being consultant of any faith or positive castes. The Ministry of Human Resource Develepment had launched the Policy prepared with the aid of a committee beneath the chairmanship of Dr. K. Kasturirangan for 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 a 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 centralised bodies which include RSA, NTA, NRF, and many others., below one command are in opposition to the federal structure of Indian Union.

“Such centralised 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 law, children who’ve been victims of trafficking and infant labour, 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 get right of entry to of schooling as well as that of the major implementation of proper to schooling for all, now not just for some,” the employer stated in its report.

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