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Omar creates hurdle in introducing Bhagavad Gita, Ramayana in libraries !
10/23/2018 10:47:24 PM
Early Times Report

Jammu, Oct 23: The state government on Tuesday withdrew an order asking educational institutions to purchase copies of the Bhagavad Gita and Ramayana for their libraries. The order was due to strong opposition by "secular" Omar Abdullah who had reacted strongly when this decision was taken on Monday evening.
An order issued by the state Chief Secretary here said: "Circular issued by the Education Department regarding the introduction of some religious books stands withdrawn"
The state government had issued the circular Monday, directing the Director of School Education for the Jammu and Kashmir divisions to purchase these religious books.
The circular had asked the School Education department, the Higher Education department, directors of colleges and libraries and the Culture department to consider purchasing a sufficient number of copies of the Urdu version of "Bhagwat Geeta" and "Koshur Ramayana", authored by Sarwanand Premi.
Omar Abdullah was quick to react on this order and he strongly opposed introduction of two most sacred religious books in the libraries of government schools.
"Why just the Gita & Ramayana? If religious texts are to be placed in schools, colleges & government libraries (and I'm not convinced that they need/should be) then why is it being done selectively? Why are other religions being ignored?," the National Conference (NC) leader had said in a tweet.
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