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Read Bhagavad Gita in school or quit India: K’taka minister

Posted by on July 20, 2011 1 Comment

Kolar: Karnataka education minister Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri has said that it the duty of every Indian to respect sacred Hindu text, Bhagavad Gita, else they should leave the country.

“The Bhagavad Gita is like the Sun. I think that it is the duty of every Indian to respect the Bhagvad Gita like they respect other elements surrounding them. I strongly feel that if someone does not respect it, they have no place in India. They should leave the country and settle abroad,” said Kageri.

Rebuking the strong statement issued by the minister, the state opposition and chief of Janata Dal-Secular, HD Deve Gowda said India is a secular country.

“It (India) is a secular country. Kageri should read the Constitution 100 times to understand this. It is a secular country. Every religion has got it’s own protection. One cannot teach these fellows; they have abruptly come to power because of the misdeeds done by Congress,” said Gowda.

Earlier on July 9, Kageri issued a circular proposing that Bhagavad Gita should be taught to schoolchildren at least for an hour on a daily basis.

The circular has been challenged by the Karnataka State Minorities Educational Institutions Managements Federation, which has filed a petition in the state high court. Zeenews

One Response to “Read Bhagavad Gita in school or quit India: K’taka minister”

  1. dear vishweshwar ,.

    you are just a minister for a period of 5 years. India is a secular country and being a minister he should know it. never try to make the country green or saffron. all these RSS Minded stupids must be pushed out of India to settle there and read the said book and do whatever they want . i think  ideal place for them is the original land , sri lanka.

    stupid vishweshwar has no right to ask the indian citizens to be pushed out of a country . such people are the great terrorists. they create the nation into havoc by such statements. if you have guts, try to go outside and read it stupid.


    never try to mix religion with education.


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