Page 2, 21st March 1969

21st March 1969
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Organisations: HE Indian Government
Locations: Delhi


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India not to remove ban

on religion in schools HE Indian Government does not propose to amend the country's constitution to provide for a resumption of religious and moral instruction in State-sponsored schools.

This was stated in Parliament in Delhi by an official spokesman in reply to M.P.s who wanted to. know whether the Government would lift a constitutional ban on religious instruction.

The M.P.s were concerned over reports that a prime reason for student indiscjpline in the country was absence of religious training in public schools.

that "no religious instruction shall be provided in any educational institution wholly maintained out of State funds."

The Constitution also provides that "no person attending any educational institution recognised by the State or receiving aid out of State funds shall he required to take part in any religious instruction ... or to attend any religious worship . . . unless such person or . . his guardian has given his consent thereto."

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