Friday, June 18, 2021
Home News Reports Sordid tale of Congress' sanction and hateful anti-Hindu brainwashing of children by Teesta Setalvad

Sordid tale of Congress’ sanction and hateful anti-Hindu brainwashing of children by Teesta Setalvad

Republic TV in a report has claimed that they have accessed an affidavit filed by the Gujrat police on May 21, 2018, that has made sensational allegations against Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand. The affidavit reportedly states that they were misusing their positions as members of the CABE (Central Advisory Board of Education), not only in taking illegal perks for personal benefit but also using the Khoj project literature to spread religious hatred and enmity between communities.

According to the report, in the year 2010 Teesta Setalvad’s Sabrang Trust pushed a curriculum for primary school children in Gujrat and Maharashtra. NCERT rejected it calling it venomous and divisive in nature. But the then HRD ministry headed by Kapil Sibal approved it. For close to 3 years between 2010 and 2013  thousands of children were reportedly taught the ‘venomous syllabus’.

Teesta Setalvad is currently embroiled in a funds embezzlement case involving the same NGO (Sabrang Trust). She has been charged with using the NGO’s funds for her personal benefit. But the Republic report claims that a more sinister issue is at the bottom of it. Sabrang Trust allegedly carried out communal brainwashing of primary school children under the Khoj project. According to the report, the literature proposed by the Khoj project contained narratives of the Babri Masjid demolition and supposed saffronisation taking over the entire country. A former official of the NCERT has confirmed to Republic under the condition of anonymity that even though the NCERT rejected it, Kapil Sibal bypassed the decision and approved the literature for textbooks of primary schools. The Sabrang Trust was assigned the project under the schemes of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.

A course module examined by Republic from the website of the Khoj project included a creative articulation exercise that asked children to describe ‘My Ideal Religion’ according to modern worldviews.

In 2016, a three-member panel set up by the Ministry of HRD comprising Supreme Court lawyer Abhijeet Bhattacharjee, the then Gujrat Central University Vice-Chancellor SK Bari and a senior official from the ministry had concluded in their report that Teesta Setalvad and her organisation had tried to ‘Mix religion with politics’ and attempted to spread religious disharmony through their curricular material which was sanctioned by the then UPA government. The then UPA government had also given a grant of Rs 1.4 crores to Setalvad’s trust which she is accused of embezzling.

The panel agreed that a prima facie case exists against her under sections 153A and 153 B for spreading religious disharmony. The panel also stated that education had never been the agenda of the Sabrang Trust in any of their documents and even questioned their eligibility for receiving the said grant and designing curriculum for children, most of whom are economically backward. The panel also opined that Setalvad was under brazen contempt of Supreme Court in her writing.

The panel stated that a sizable portion of the curricular material of the Khoj project contains explosive literature which reflects hatred and venom and that calls for the above-mentioned sections of the IPC. In their report the panel had also reportedly agreed on what the Republic TV report claims, that the Khoj project’s material was cleared by the HRD officials despite rejection by the NCERT, it included that there must have been some sort of ‘compulsion’ or suggested action against them to clear the project, hinting that the orders might have come from higher up.

It is notable here that the case against Setalvad was registered on complaints of her former aide Raees Pathan. Pathan had reportedly claimed in his complaint that Sabrang Trust’s publications spread dissatisfaction among the minorities in the country and also indulged in anti-national activities.

Setalvad is also under probe for alleged FCRA norms violations. She had earlier been booked for collecting funds meant for riot victims and diverting them for personal use, for misguiding and luring a key witness in the Best Bakery case and also for sharing objectionable pictures of Hindu Gods. She is currently fighting against arrest. Last week after a sessions court in Ahmedabad had rejected their bail plea, Teesta and her husband had moved to the Gujrat High Court. The Gujrat HC has yesterday extended their protection from arrest till June 13th.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

reader, writer, dreamer, no one

Related Articles

Trending now

Haryana: Man burnt alive to make him ‘martyr’ against farm laws, villagers demand security from ‘farmers’ at Tikri border

As per reports, casteist slurs were hurled towards Mukesh after which he was set on fire. A video of him being set on fire has gone viral on social media where one can hear casteist abuses being thrown at him before he was set ablaze.

How a personal animosity was turned into defaming ‘Jai Shri Ram’ chant: All you need to know about Ghaziabad incident

The chronology of what all transpired in the fake 'hate crime' story where an elderly Muslim man claimed he was attacked and forced to chant 'Jai Shri Ram'

Mamata Banerjee govt recommends suspension of several accounts from Twitter, YouTube and Facebook, for criticising her: What we know

Sources indicate that Govt of West Bengal recently recommended the suspension of over 200 accounts for criticising Mamata Banerjee

The churn in Bengal BJP is normal and on expected lines. Here is why I don’t worry too much about it

Candidates don’t matter so much in Bengal, party affiliations do. The TMC proved this beyond all possible doubt in 2021.

The Wire tries to force fit a ‘hate crime’ angle in Ghaziabad incident only because victim is a Muslim

The Wire lowers its bar, goes from whitewashing Islamist terrorists to defending random 'taveez maker' from rural Uttar Pradesh

‘Based on social media narrative than evidence and chargesheet: Delhi Police files SLP after Pinjra Tod accused get bail

On 15th June, the Delhi High Court granted bail to Jamia Milia Islamia student leader Asif Iqbal Tanha, far-left ‘activists’ Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal in the Anti-Hindu Delhi riots case.

Recently Popular

Dhruv Rathee fans mark YouTuber Karolina Goswami for targeted harassment after she exposed his lies

After Karolina Goswami pointed out the factual errors and mistakes in the Dhruv Rathee video, Rathee's supporters have been harassing and abusing Goswami.

Pakistani audience go ballistic over Zee5 web series featuring Muslim girl-Indian Hindu boy love story, call it ‘haram’

The Pakistani web series features the love story between a Pakistani Muslim girl and Indian Hindu boy who have both lost their fathers to the conflict between the two nations.

Ghaziabad fake hate crime case: Unmuted video of elderly man seconds before he was beaten up released. Watch

In the video, Abdul can be heard admitting that one Intezar sent some people to him to make the 'tabeez' (occult amulet) and put them in his spell as he had some work from them.

Virtual hearing embarrassment: Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi caught attending the court proceedings without pants

Abhishek Manu Singhvi was caught attending court proceedings in boxer shorts when one of the screens accidentally fell off and showed the naked legs of the senior advocate

Twitter India MD told Delhi Police he does not know directors and owner of his company, details of his boss: Feigning ignorance or...

Twitter India MD Manish Maheshwari said he does know who owns Twitter India, and which company his boss Yu Sasamoto belongs to

Delhi govt to spend Rs 9 crore to make modifications to the residence of Arvind Kejriwal, informs BJP leader

BJP leader Naveen Kr Jindal showed a Delhi govt order approving the modification of residence of Arvind Kejriwal at the cost of Rs 5 crore
- Advertisement -


Connect with us