TN: BJP workers stop a Bible study *Karnataka textbooks say Pakistan is in India

May 18, 2012 by  
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Tamil Nadu, May 15, 2012: Pastor V. Neethirajan (45) belongs to The Church of God Ministry and he has been doing his ministry during the last 20 years in Banglawmedu near Theni District in Tamil Nadu. He has a fellowship of about 100 believers. He lives with his wife and two children.

On 30th April 2012 he began a three day Vacational Bible Study meeting of Christians in a marriage hall near his church at Banglawmedu, and it was attended by men, women and small children along with their parents. When the Sangh Parivar outfit, the BJP, came to know about it, a large number of BJP workers gathered together and came down upon them, roughed them up and ordered them to stop their Bible Study programme immediately. Holding their party flag aloft they kept on shouting, “Don’t convert Hindus to Christianity, and we won’t allow it,” and were also about to physically attack the Christians if they had persisted upon continuing with their programme.

After stopping the Bible Study Meeting, the pastor along with some believers went to the nearby police station and lodged a complaint against the BJP workers. The police warned the BJP workers and then also ordered the Christians to cancel their Bible Study Meeting. Please pray for them.


Karnataka textbooks say Pakistan is in India


Karnataka, May 17, 2012: The textbooks show the poor quality of education given to students in the state.

Pakistan is a part of India, if textbooks in Karnataka are anything to go by.

The books also state that late P. V. Narsimha Rao is the prime minister of India.

The fact was brought to light by parliamentarian S. Semmalai in the Lok Sabha while participating in a discussion on Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Amendment Bill, 2011.

“In the textbooks, it is mentioned that Pakistan is a part of India and that American Constitution is based on capitalism,” Semmalai, who represents All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) party, said.

The grade 3 students of Urdu medium schools in Andhra Pradesh are taught that Rao is the prime minister of the country, he said evoking laughter in the House.

The books belong to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which is a board of education for public and private schools under the Indian government.

Semmalai further said that in the CBSE textbooks, a forest is defined as a group of trees and heavy industry is defined as one where heavy type of raw material is used.”

He lamented that only 15 per cent of graduates in the state are suitable for employment which reflects the poor quality of education at all levels.

“Unless we make concerted efforts to allocate six per cent of the GDP to education, our goal will remain unreachable,” he added.

– ndtv

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