No school exclusively for Hindus is allowed
Not a school in Bengal will be allowed to remain free of the orbit of Islamic machismo; either the educational institution will have to yield to its strength or dissolve ultimately. So precarious is the basis of mushrooming Islamic fundamentalism, all set to vitiate the environment and swallow Bengali Hindus ultimately. When the mindset is such how can Harisava Hindu Girls’ School situated in the district town of Burdwan be allowed to think and work independently? Islamists refuse to live with such multiculturalism and hence, they have targeted their guns against the school’s management committee and blaming it to be vicious against minorities, in particular Muslims.
As per West Bengal Minority Commission, no government-funded school can act thus and has got to accept students of all religions including Muslims. On November 27, 2012, Janab Intaz Ali Shah, ex-Judge and chairman of the commission, asked Burdwan district administration, school education department and the concerned school management committee (through Memo No. 1019 – MC/C-148-2012) that abiding by the constitution and legal system of India and its human virtue along with democratic consciousness, the school must open its door to all including Muslims and no illegal approach will be tolerated. However, the school’s management committee has never shied away from asserting their own reservations in this regard. The committee has stated time and again there is paucity of space in the school’s premises, students often go to the temple and the presence of Muslim girls there may lead to tensions having enough chances to worsen in near future.
But the West Bengal Minority Commission is adamant, unwilling to listen to school’s viewpoint and has therefore warned the institution of dire consequences before long.
The administration is silent as expected adding salt to the gaping wound of Hindus; local Islamists are also increasing pressure on Harisava Hindu Girls’ School to seize it once and for all.
Harisava Hindu Girls’ School, if truth be told, is fighting a lone battle to retain its tradition of allowing only Hindus in the institution ever since 1943. The change of school’s character will be a great blow to Hindu beliefs in the neighborhood.
Will a madarasa be ready ever to introduce SrimadBhagavadGita in its curriculum?
Article 30 (1) of the Constitution of India states, “All minorities, whether based on religion or language, shall have the right to establish and administer educational institutions of their choice.”
But the majority community or Hindus in India is bereft of such rights and can’t administer an educational institution even as per its own tradition and Harisava Hindu Girls’ School is bearing the same brunt. How long will such discrimination be tolerated?