After the hijab row, Karnataka’s education sector is poised for another crisis, with the state Wakf council demanding that the education department allow them to celebrate Eid Milad in schools like the festival of Ganesha.
Education Minister BC Nagesh said Thursday that no religious functions are allowed in schools. Such authorization has not been given to date and the Wakf Board’s request will not be taken into account.
Nagesh said the celebration of Ganesh festival was not introduced by the BJP government. Idols of Lord Ganesh have been kept in schools since the pre-independence period.
The Wakf Council under the chairmanship of Shafi Saadi had demanded that the education department reserve a separate room in schools for practicing namaz.
Shafi Saadi demanded that “there should be an opportunity for the celebration of festivals of our religion. Children of all religions should have equal rights.
“During the hijab crisis, we also made it clear that misunderstandings should be dispelled by raising awareness of religious issues. As the Ganesh festival is celebrated, a room should be reserved for the practice of Islam,” he said. supported.
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