Kailash Vijayvargiya, the National General Secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party, who is often in the discussion about his statements, has once again given rise to a new debate. The BJP leader tweeted on Thursday that Article-30 of the Constitution has done the most damage to the right to equality.
Kailash Vijayvargiya wrote in his tweet, ‘Article-30 is hurting constitutional equality rightmost in the country. It allows minorities to do religious propaganda and religious education, which other religions do not have. When our country advocates secularism, what is the need for this article?
Let us tell you that under Article 30 of the Indian Constitution, minorities have the right to run educational institutions. This article of the constitution says that the government cannot discriminate against any educational institution in providing help on the basis that it is under minority management.
On this tweet by Kailash Vijayvargiya, Congress leader KK Mishra has retaliated. KK Mishra also tweeted, ‘Humans, humanity is in danger due to corona in the country and the world, in such a way, BJP’s sponsored game of removing’ article 30 ‘!! As per the news This is an attempt to spread hatred against the minorities of the alleged Hinduists, ‘virus of hate’! As we know the Modi government is creating an atmosphere to remove ‘article 30’ and this is its beginning! ‘
On the one hand, where the announcement of the removal of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir was announced last year, a new debate has started in the country regarding Article 30. In this regard, the national general secretary of the party Kailash Vijayvargiya has given a big statement. He said that this article actually hurt the right to equality. Which is not correct. The political implications of his statement are being extracted.
He wrote by tweeting what kind of secular India it is said to be. When the majority of society does not get the rights that minorities have. He expressed surprise at this article that on the one hand, it gives the minority the right to conduct religious propaganda and educational activity, but the majority do not have it. He directly stated that it is against the basic nature of the right to equality.
He said that the right to equality cannot be violated in a secular country. Earlier, when BJP removed Section 370 from Jammu and Kashmir last year, opposition parties strongly opposed it. The central government will take any steps to remove article 30. As per the news, It is too early to say anything on this.
Article 30 of the Indian Constitution gives many rights to religious or linguistic minorities in the country. As per the information Some social media posts are creating confusion about the provisions of this article. This post claims that Article 30A of the Indian Constitution prohibits the teaching of Bhagavad Gita, Vedas and Puranas in Indian schools while Article 30 permits the education of the Quran and Hadith in madrasas. The post made by a Facebook user is as follows;
We read the Constitution of India to investigate this, we found that there is no article named ’30A’ in the Indian Constitution. As we know that The word ‘minority’ is not defined in the Indian Constitution. According to the Gazette of India dated 27 January 2014, of Muslim, Sikh, Christian, Buddhist, Parsi, and Jainism People have got the status of the minority communities in India.
Article 28 (Article 28) says that no religious instruction will be given in any educational institution which runs from the funds given by the government.
(What does Article 28 say)
Article 29 (Article 29) deals with the preservation of the language, script, and culture of minorities.
Article 30: (Article 30 of Indian Constitution)
Article 30 of the Indian Constitution gives many rights to religious or linguistic minorities in the country. This article gives these minorities the right to establish and administer educational institutions in the country.
Now let’s have a look at the provisions of article 30 of the Indian
Constitution: – (Provisions of Article 30)
Article 30 empowers minorities to establish and administer educational institutions in the country.
All minorities (religious and linguistic) will have the right to establish and operate educational institutions of their choice in the country.
While framing any law for the compulsory acquisition of any property of an educational institution established and administered by a minority, the state shall ensure that such a the law will not prevent or abrogate the rights of minorities.
The State Government shall not discriminate in the matter of financial assistance to any educational institution governed by a minority.
The protection provided under article 30 is limited to minorities only and is not extended to all citizens of the country.
Article 30 empowers minority communities to provide education to their children in their own language. This means that if the Muslim community wants to teach their children in Urdu and Christian, then it can be taught through the English medium.
There are three types of minority educational institutions in the country;
(Types of Minority Institutions in India)
- Institutions seeking financial assistance along with recognition from the government;
- Institutions that demand only recognition from the state and not financial aid;
- Institutions that do not seek recognition or financial support from the state.
Explanation of the above three types of institutions: –
The a and b types of institutions given above are bound to follow the rules made by governments. these rules; Educational standards, curriculum, employment of teaching staff, discipline and hygiene, etc. are related.
The third type of institutions are free to enforce their rules, but they have to follow common laws like labor law, contract law, industrial law, tax law, economic rules, etc.
This does not mean that the third type of institutions or unaided institutions of minority institutions will not follow the eligibility criteria/qualifications prescribed by the state while making the appointments. These institutions will be at liberty to appoint teachers/lecturers and other staff only by following a rational process.