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  1. Smriti Irani IIT Bombay row: BJP ‘politicising’ education, says Aam Aadmi Party

Smriti Irani IIT Bombay row: BJP ‘politicising’ education, says Aam Aadmi Party

With BJP leader and Union Minister Smriti Irani caught up in yet another educational institution stormthis time involving Anil Kakodkar in IIT, Bombay, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party....

By: | New Delhi | Updated: March 21, 2015 6:19 PM
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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani is caught up in yet another educational institution storm in the wake of the resignation of nuclear scientist Anil Kakodkar as the chairman of the board of governors of IIT, Bombay. (PTI)

With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani caught up in yet another educational institution storm in the wake of the resignation of nuclear scientist Anil Kakodkar as the chairman of the board of governors of IIT, Bombay, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today accused the government of “politicising” educational institutes.

Anil Kakodkar has resigned apparently because of differences with the HRD Ministry over selection of some IIT directors.

Sounding a cautionary note, AAP said “sankritisation” and “monopolising education” with one ideology would be a death knell to the diversity and strength of the country.

“The development is in continuance of the government’s plan to push right wing ideology in the country’s education system through its chosen people with RSS background,” a party statement said.

Referring to reports that a private school here allegedly forced its staff to enroll with BJP, the party said, “The BJP agenda of rewriting Indian history is showing effects with school administration openly carrying out membership drives for the party.”

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    Deva
    Mar 20, 2015 at 10:23 am
    BJP ruining India!
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      Deva
      Mar 20, 2015 at 2:03 pm
      I think practices which I stated were horrifying rules of past and are terrible than what you have stated! I agree that the issues which you mentioned are also serious threats. BJP taking India backwards is not the solution for these problems which we face in current cirstances.
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        Deva
        Mar 20, 2015 at 10:35 am
        What is Indian values? exploiting a nun, banning a food? consolidating caste system? Suppression of women? stripping right to education?
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          Deva
          Mar 23, 2015 at 9:44 am
          Your inculcated value shows in your language dear....You are totally confused!!
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            Brat Man
            Mar 20, 2015 at 12:22 pm
            I am not in Support of any of the matter discussed above, but neither I support your ignorance. Do you know what Indian Value is? Its starts from, 1) Indian Value is, You are able to express what you feel like, 2) Indian value is, acceptance of anything as it is and respecting others, just to mention "Athithi Devo Bhava", 3) Indian Value is, not forcing you to believe in anything and live a free life without even following any religion., 5) Indian Value is, respecting your moms, sisters, elders and and neighbours equally, 6) Indian Value is practising and learning techniques to get rid of Ego, Stress and sedentary life style. My dear, we are ed already with people like you who have no respect for ourself. You speak like, " looking at the mirror and shout that you see a swine in the mirror" better grow up, learn , fight against the current situation then proudly say you are an Indian, dear. Wish you a speedy insight.
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              amit
              Mar 20, 2015 at 4:48 pm
              If this is true then what will happen in 2019. We Indian have two options kerela and neem
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                ANANTHARAMA
                Mar 21, 2015 at 8:10 pm
                THE HISTORY OF INDIA IS NEHRUFIED WHICH IS NOT IN ACTUAL PRACTICE THE FACTS ARE QUITE DIFFERENT. LET AAP NOT INVOLVE IN MINORITY APPEAT BY SIDELINING WITH OTHER PSEUDO SECULAR PARTIES. BETTER AAP TO GIVE PROMISED GOOD GOVERNANCE AND PROVE THEIR CAPACITY IN DELHI.
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                  ANANTHARAMA
                  Mar 21, 2015 at 8:12 pm
                  where is jan lokpal? forgot it and taking sanskrit issue to divert the attention of delhites?
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                    Bharat
                    Mar 20, 2015 at 9:04 am
                    Higher education was sold fully to the Americans during the last ten years, thanks to Kakodkar and his ilk bootlicking the Maino mafia. Our engineering education throughout this sovereign country is now governed by Washington Accord and USA's ABET, clothed as National Board of Accreditation (NBA). Most IIT professors being rootless went along. As learned professors, we must set our own educational standards and practices suited to our national needs. Sadly, we did not, and the students are yathaa raajaa tathaa prajaa. Smrithi ji is kicking the right-left buts to clean up not too soon. This has nothing to do with RSS or left-right ideology. It has everything to do with this country's sovereign status. Ignorant AAP fools say what they know, which is very little.
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                      Sunny
                      Mar 22, 2015 at 9:44 pm
                      Where is Black Money ? forget it and abuse AAP for Every Stupid Reason, to divert the attention of NATION from Black Money issue !!
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                        C
                        Mar 21, 2015 at 5:54 am
                        The best of India's insutions, in higher education, were in the public sector. The private sector has nothing to match them; barring exceptions, like the BITS Pilani, they were run on commercial lines charging high premium for entry payable mostly in black and equally high fees, which only the rich could afford. IIT is a premier insution in India; yet none of them could make an entry in the list of top one hundred such insutions in the world. It was for the academics to decide what the curriculum should be. That was how the best universities in the world were run. Universities like Oxford and Cambridge were funded by the govt; yet the govt respects their academic freedom. One has heard a story that when Margret Thatcher was British PM and her name was proposed for a honorary doctorate, the governing board of Oxford declined to grant one! Such was the freedom enjo by the BBC as well with regard to news reporting even though it was funded by the govt. In India the view seems to be that, since the govt was funding the insutions it should have the final word in deciding the course materials as well as in the selection of the faculty. This is a sure recipe for further slippage in the standards.
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                          satyananda
                          Mar 20, 2015 at 8:52 am
                          So you want Islamist ISIS to come and put their color,safffronize is Ancient Bharata .Irani is a very smart lady,and its her and Government right to put their own people in charge... ..
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                            satyananda
                            Mar 20, 2015 at 8:33 am
                            This fake Kala Africa man must shutup,where was he whan the Islamist and the British was changing our History,Education,Culture,and our Language.Sanskrit was created in Bharata Mata,and its is our right to bring it back,and fake or communist can not change that,just because you fool the s people of Delhi,but they will come to they senses very soon,for free bee cannot last forever.I wish the Christians burn you as a witch...
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                              DHARMARAAJ
                              Mar 20, 2015 at 3:59 pm
                              ALL EUROPEANS, RUSSIANS,ANESE ,CHINESE,GERMANS, FRENCH STUDY ONLY IN THEIR MOTHER TONGUE. THEY DO NOT USE ENGLISH. WHY THIS BRAINLESS AAM AADMI PARTY IS CRITICIZING SANSKRITISATION? WHAT IS WRONG IN IT? WHO IS THE KICHIDIWAL TO OPPOSE IT? IS HE IN DEMOCRACY OR IN HIS OWN WORLD. HE SHOULD LEARN TO ACCEPT THE MAJORITY RULE .
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                                DHARMARAAJ
                                Mar 20, 2015 at 4:03 pm
                                FOR THE PAST 68 YEARS CONGRESS RULE WHAT YOU HAVE ASKED WERE GIVEN. NOW SHUT UP AND FADE YOU COMMIE BABU
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                                  DHARMARAAJ
                                  Mar 20, 2015 at 4:05 pm
                                  YOU HAVE ALREADY TASTED IT. BE HAPPY WITH THAT OR GO TO ISIS FOR QUICK EXPORT
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                                    DHARMARAAJ
                                    Mar 20, 2015 at 3:53 pm
                                    AAM AADMI PARTY IS BECOMING A BRAINLESS FASCIST PARTY. IT IS TRYING TO DICTATE HOW TO RULE TO A GOVERNMENT WHICH HAS A CLEAR MANDATE OF PEOPLE. KEJRIWAL IS THINKING HIMSELF AS KARL MARX.
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                                      Parameswaran Nair
                                      Mar 20, 2015 at 8:53 am
                                      VERY SAD
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                                        Melwyn Pereira
                                        Mar 23, 2015 at 9:35 pm
                                        If BJP has its way - India will surp stan in rewriting History. stan is known to have history books full of Bers - one of which states that India was a part of stan. If illiterates like the Education Minister have their way of Sanskritization - She will be pulling India backwards. Leave Education to the Educationist. For people who have the knowledge and experience. We do not want our children to learn the idealogies of the BJP. They have been given an opportunity by the Indian people to do something good for the Indian people.
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                                          Kantharaj
                                          Mar 20, 2015 at 7:28 am
                                          Ministers Idea is nonsense
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                                            hrushikesha mohanty
                                            Mar 20, 2015 at 7:02 am
                                            Natural there could be a tiff for it was a gang managing everything everywhere. I don't think they are sacrosanct .. Caucus culture in science and more in education have already ruined Indian academic and scientific insutions.
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