AIMPLB slams Centre's Right to Education RTE Act
Bhopal, Jan 2 (PTI) The All-India Muslim Personal Law Board today strongly criticised the Centre's Right to Education (RTE) Act alleging that minority institutions including Madarsas will lose their identity on account of it. AIMPLB Secretary, Maulana Mohammad Wali Rahmani told PTI that on one hand, the Centre was talking of minority education under Article 30 of the constitution which clearly says that the minorities can choose education of their choice but contrary to it, the new RTE Act defined everything including place of education, age of free education, responsibility of parent, what to read and where to read. He said in these circumstances all the minority institutions will lose their status of their own choice of education, fail to safe guard their linguistic identity and to prepare their children in their own language and culture. Rahmani said as per the new RTE act the minority run Madarsas, schools and other educational institutions will lose their identity automatically due to this slow poison of new RTE Act. He said he brought all these loopholes of RTE to the knowledge of HRD minister Kapil Sibal much before during his meeting and also communicated all those points which will harm minority institution and expressed concern over the misuse of officer's power against the management and teachers of minority institutions. Rahmani said as per the new RTE Act students will only face examination in Class 12 and before it they will compulsorily get promotion to higher classes whether they are meritorious or poor. And the second was that a ten year old male or female can get direct admission as per their age in classes without any test. He said this type of direct admission can harm the other meritorious students of the class.
First Published on Jan 2, 2012 05:06 pm