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India: West Bengal Government Serves Notice To 125 Schools For Allegedly Promoting ‘Religious Intolerance’

Friday 10 March 2017, by siawi3

Source: http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/west-bengal-government-serves-notice-to-125-schools-for-allegedly-promoting-religious-intolerance-1668217?pfrom=home-lateststories

10th march 2017,12:30PM

KOLKATA: 125 schools in Bengal have been accused of promoting religious intolerance and served notice by the state government.

Of them, 96 do not have a certificate from the government, said Education Minister Partha Chatterjee

He said a website of the RSS claims the organization is running 300 schools in the state. 125 of these were reportedly listed by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

“This is the first phase of the investigation. We are identifying those schools and if they are teaching on the lines of religious doctrines, they will be stopped,” said the minister.

The schools served notice are reportedly run by private trusts that the ruling Trinamool Congress alleges are linked to the RSS or Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, the ideological mentor of the BJP.