NEP will not affect any facility for Muslims: Ashwath Narayan

Bengaluru, Oct 12 (IANS): The implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP-2020) will not alter any facility such as reservation, RTE, scholarship etc, in any way and they will continue as at present, Higher Education Minister C.N. Ashwath Narayan stated on Tuesday.

In a meeting held with Muslim leaders, representatives of Muslim institutions and stakeholders of the community, he clarified on the doubts raised over the NEP. He stated that the NEP will not curtail the freedom to choose any language of their choice including Arabic.

The NEP does not have any intention of suppressing any section of society. It is holistic and inclusive. The implementation of NEP will ensure that no section of society is left behind in the march towards progress, the Minister emphasised.

The NEP will strengthen government institutions to provide quality education, where the majority of the students come from economically weaker sections and minority communities, he said.

The objects and goals of the NEP are very clear and transparent. It only aspires to build a strong India by empowering future citizens to become globally competitive. The government is very well aware of the fact that real progress cannot become a reality if any section is suppressed, he pointed out.

The NEP does not violate the provisions mentioned in articles 28, 29 and 30 of the Constitution, the Minister explained.

The draft of the NEP was prepared after extensive consultations across the country and more than 3 lakh suggestions were considered in a period of over five and a half years. The leaders of the Congress and the JDS were also consulted before drafting the policy, he said.

At the end of the meeting, many leaders said that the meeting had cleared all the doubts they had regarding the NEP.

At the start of the meeting, Azeezulla Baig, retired IAS officer, expressed the apprehension that the NEP seems to be against the provisions of the Constitution which ensure the protection of the rights of minorities.

Prior to this, Prof. B.Thimmegowda, Vice-Chairman, State Higher Education Council, briefed about NEP-2020. Council Executive director Gopal Joshi, College education commissioner P. Pradeep and Muslim leaders and educationists were present at the meeting.






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  • Adv. Melvyn D'souza, Panaji - Goa

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    In a Hindu nation, Sanskrit should be the medium of education.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    Stop diving people by Religion. We are all Indians ...

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Tue, Oct 12 2021

    Don’t want to pass MA by failing in BA under NEP only fit for Pakoda and chai making, catching cow thieves and peeping into people’s houses, kitchens, bedrooms and toilets finally to be moral police. No Thank You.

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Tue, Oct 12 2021

    Uniform Civil Code is the required order of day. Let all of us be equal in law.

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Tue, Oct 12 2021

    BJP’s UCC can take india back 75 years as observed since 2014 and it’s economic figures are proof before the pandemic. NEP is only helping this cause to achieve quickly

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  • Ahmed, Bangalore

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    Since you are urging for UCC, then I shall I ask you are your ready to get marry if have not or any of your family members according to Islamic way rather than traditional Hindu way? or gonna provide divorce in an Islamic way ? I know you will not... Then how could you expect any Muslims or others to follow something which can go against his/her religious teachings??? UCC cannot be a solution in India unless this country turn as Atheist or communist, coz with UCC, neither Hindus can leave their Religious way of practicing things nor Muslims or Christians or any other... You may give the example of any western country..... When it comes to marriage the Christians follow their own culture and Muslims their own way, even in divorce it is the same. Even take further with inheritance of property, those who follow the Religion goes as per their Religious way of dividing the property...

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  • Jason Dias, Niddodi/Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    How come Muslims follow law of the land when in Europe, Australia, United states, and other christian countries, why only fight for non uniformity only in India !!!

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