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‘NCERT being used to tarnish vedas’

Delegates at the ongoing national Hindu convention organised here by right wing Hindu outfits alleged a plot to portray the Vedas in a bad light through the the National Council for Educational Research (NCERT).

Speaking on the topic, ‘Futility of Democracy’ on Thursday, Niraj Atri, president of the National Centre for Historical Research and Comparative Study in Chandigarh, said, “Totally false information such as existence of tradition of slavery in Vedas is being passed on to the students through the medium of this Central Government level curriculum.”

Mr. Atri went to say that there was a plot to ‘tarnish’ the Vedas through the NCERT. The convention demanded that Hindu organisations and political parties in India take the lead in getting justice for Hindus in Sri Lanka.

“Due to persistent conflict going on since last 30 years in Sri Lanka, the population of Hindus in Sri Lanka is reducing very fast. The population of Hindus which was earlier 30% has now remained 15%, that is, 20 lakhs only. Hindus are constantly pressured for getting religiously converted. As such Hindu organisations and political parties in India need to take the lead in getting justice to Hindus in Sri Lanka,' said Maravanpulavu Sachithananthan, a delegate from Sri Lanka.

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