A social media post is going viral with the right that Article 30 of the Indian Constitution grants madrasas to teach Quran but Article 30(A) states that Bhagavad Gita cannot be read in schools. The post gives the impact that the Constitution is based on the teaching of religious text.
The post is viral on both Facebook and Twitter with the text that reads: “Article 30: – Quran can be trained in the madrasas! Article 30(A): – Geeta can not be read in schools! Credit goes to Jawaharlal Nehru …”
To verify the right, we checked the article in the Constitution and observed that Article 30(A) does not even exist. The sub-clause to Article 30 is Article 30(1A).
Know About Article 30?
- Article 30 of the India Constitution says the right of minorities to establish and administer educational institutions.
- Article 30(1) says that all minorities, whether based on religion or language, shall have the equity to establish and give educational institutions of their preference.
- Article 30(1A) deals with the obsession of the amount for acquisition of property of any educational institution established by minority associations.
- Article 30(2) says that the government should not discriminate against any educational institution on the ground that it is under the management of a minority, whether based on religion or language.
India Today got in touch with the former secretary-general of Lok Sabha PDT Achary, who determined us that there is no notice about any religious text in the Constitution.
Our Constitution is secular and does not contain any provisions which advise that the Quran can be taught in madrasas and Gita cannot be read in schools.
It is clear that no provision under Article 30 talks about teaching Bhagavad Gita or the Quran in schools.