Teachers? organisations demonstrate in Delhi
Protect history from communists
Leading teachers? organisations including the All India Secondary Teacher’s Federation (AISTF), the Akhil Bharatiya Rashtriya Shaikshik Mahasangh (ABRSM), the National Democratic Teachers Front (NDTF), the Loktantrik Adhyapak Manch (LAM) and the Delhi Adhyapak Parishad (DAP) staged a demonstration at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on July 16 to protest against the communalisation of education by the Union HRD Minister, Arjun Singh, under the influence of communist ideologues. Later the teachers’ representatives presented a memorandum to Arjun Singh, the Union HRD Minister, expressing concern over the misuse of his office through acts of political vendetta.
The memorandum stated that the group of so-called communist ideologues had misguided the HRD Minister on the school curriculum. “Be assured that right-thinking and nationalist Indians will not tolerate the abuse of Mother India by an organised minority sworn to destablise her nationhood. We hope you will recall that these are the same communists who had collaborated with the British to suppress the Quit India movement and had called Mahatma Gandhi ‘a lackey of the British’ and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, a ‘fascist dog’. In 1962 they had supported Chinese invasion of India and in 1971, defamed the late Indira Gandhi by raising the slogan that Indira-Yahya dui shoman (Indira and Yahya Khan are two faces of same coin),” the memorandum said, appealing to the HRD Minister to protect Indian history from communist rape. “The entire student and teacher community of India hopes that you will assert yourself without delay and tell the communists to lay-off. In the end it is you, and only you, who stands to lose,” the memorandum asserted.