Notice Served at Clarence High School, Bengaluru – The New Indian Express

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By Express press service

BENGALURU: Minister of Education BC Nagesh said he sent a notice to Clarence High School, Bengaluru for insisting on conducting/studying the Bible in the curriculum. He said they would take legal action against them or any institution that did the same. Any registered educational institution in Karnataka comes under the jurisdiction of Karnataka Education Act and cannot require students to study any religious book as part of the curriculum, he said.

During this time, the police presence was maintained at the school. Nagesh said he mentioned on the website that the Bible is part of their curriculum, so let them respond. Although minority institutions show some leniency in administrative matters, but not to insist on studying religious books, he said. The school’s administration on its website mentioned: “Clarence High School, a unique blend of tradition, excellence and quality Christian education.

Over the past 100 years, Clarence High School has provided invaluable service to the Bangalore City community by providing a high standard of Bible-based education”. School authorities have said they will abide by the law and are in contact with advocates on the issue. The Hindu Jana Jagruthi samithi submitted a memorandum to Nagesh.

BENGALURU: Minister of Education BC Nagesh said he sent a notice to Clarence High School, Bengaluru for insisting on conducting/studying the Bible in the curriculum. He said they would take legal action against them or any institution that did the same. Any registered educational institution in Karnataka comes under the jurisdiction of Karnataka Education Act and cannot require students to study any religious book as part of the curriculum, he said. During this time, the police presence was maintained at the school. Nagesh said he mentioned on the website that the Bible is part of their curriculum, so let them respond. Although minority institutions show some leniency in administrative matters, but not to insist on studying religious books, he said. The school’s administration on its website mentioned: “Clarence High School, a unique blend of tradition, excellence and quality Christian education. Over the past 100 years, Clarence High School has provided invaluable service to the Bangalore City community by providing a high standard of Bible-based education”. School authorities have said they will abide by the law and are in contact with advocates on the issue. The Hindu Jana Jagruthi samithi submitted a memorandum to Nagesh.

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