Isai Maha Sangh Demands Increase of Scholarship for Christians from M.P
Bhopal: June 07 2013. A delegation of Rastriya Secular Manch and Isai Maha Sangh met President of India Mr. Pranab Mukherjee to apprise him of the state of affairs in Madhya Pradesh.
Isai Maha Sangh Coordinator Fr. Anand Muttungal in his memorandum requested the president to increase the scholarship allotted to Christian students in Madhya Pradesh. Another request put forward by the delegation was that procedures of granting scholarship to students are very tough that most of the students do not get through it and the official report of the Government says that they could not reach the target. Fr. Anand Muttugnal said, “the number of scholarship allotted is much bellow the applicants but through tough procedure most them are denied. We asked the Government to implement these schemes through schools in the model of SC/ST scholarship.”
The Rashtrya Secular Much delegation handed over a memorandum to the President pointing out that the BJP government of the state, during its rule for the last nine years, has taken such steps which amount to subversion of secular democracy. The state government has taken a policy decision to allow the state government employees to participate in the activities of the RSS.
The Memorandum also said that besides this, financial resources of the state are being used to patronise one particular religion (Hindu). Most of the developmental activities are named after Hindu rituals and gods and goddesses. When the delegation informed the President that the State Government has decided to build Sita Temple in Sri Lanka the President came out with a comment "in a foreign country". The denial of implementing the Sacchar Committee was also a matter brought to the notice of President.
Rastriya Secular Munch Convener L S Herdenia said, “ the State Government is working against the spirit of the Constitution of India. We will do everything possible to safeguard the secular credentials of this Country.”
The delegation was also joined by Shailendra "Shaili", and G. S. Asilval.