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Kerala: state committee recommends banning religious worship in schools

ICC Note: Communists are showing their true colors in Kerala state, as they seek to ban all religious worship in private schools that receive state assistance.

by Nirmala Carvalho
2/11/08 Kerala (AsiaNews) – Kerala’s Education Rules Reforms Committee has recommended banning religious worship and graffiti in private schools that receive state assistance.

Schools run by Christian missionaries in fact hold regular prayers, including the Holy Mass, and school walls abound with religious symbols and quotations from the Bible that express students’ creativity.

The committee also recommends that only the students who have permission from their parents should attend classes that dispense religious teachings. Instead of the latter schools should provide moral science classes that teach pupils the values of honesty, non-violence and courage.

The committee’s proposal would also require private schools to appoint teachers only from a list prepared by a free agency with statutory powers… [Go To Full Story]