September 13, 2018

India : BJP-led North Delhi Municipal Corporation circular directs its 765 schools to ensure that students recite Gayatri Mantra - a Hindu religious prayer during the morning assembly

Days after the BJP-led North Delhi Municipal Corporation issued a circular directing its schools to ensure that “students recite Gayatri Mantra during the morning prayer assembly”, it faced criticism from both the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Congress. AAP said that such orders cannot be issued when children of all religions study in schools.  [ . . . ]