“Completely Vague And Misconceived”:Allahabad High Court Dismisses Plea For Direction To Teach ‘Bhagavad Gita’ To Students Of All Classes

first_imgNews Updates”Completely Vague And Misconceived”:Allahabad High Court Dismisses Plea For Direction To Teach ‘Bhagavad Gita’ To Students Of All Classes Sparsh Upadhyay27 Nov 2020 7:12 AMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court on Wednesday (25th November) dismissed a plea which was filed “in public interest” seeking a direction that “Bhagvad Geeta (or Bhagavad Gita) may be taught as one of the subjects to the students of all classes i.e. Basic Education to Higher Education in the overall interest of society”.The Bench of Justice Pankaj Mithal and Saurabh Lavania called the Writ Petition,…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Allahabad High Court on Wednesday (25th November) dismissed a plea which was filed “in public interest” seeking a direction that “Bhagvad Geeta (or Bhagavad Gita) may be taught as one of the subjects to the students of all classes i.e. Basic Education to Higher Education in the overall interest of society”.The Bench of Justice Pankaj Mithal and Saurabh Lavania called the Writ Petition, as filed “completely vague and misconceived” and thereby it, was dismissed.However, the Bench asked the Petitioner (Brahma Shanker Shashtri), who appeared before the Court in person, that in case he wants to include “Bhagvad Geeta” (or Bhagavad Gita) as one of the subjects in the syllabus of intermediate, “he may approach the appropriate authority such as Board of High School and Intermediate Education, Uttar Pradesh or any other Board or University concerned, which he considers proper for including it as a subject or as a part of the syllabus of one of the subjects.”Recently, the Allahabad High Court on Thursday (05th November) observed that the filing of Writ Petition, praying for directions to create awareness regarding certain laws is not proper and that “it appears that such petitions are filed only for the sake of popularity.”Case title – Brahma Shanker Shashtri v. State Of U.P.Thru Secy. Basic Education Lucknow & Ors. [P.I.L. CIVIL No. – 22346 of 2020]Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more