Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas (SSUN) , affiliated by the RSS Wing,made a number of unnecessary suggestions such as that foreign languages be completely scrapped from the academics and not even being included as an option.
According to the agitation, all research works must be aimed at fulfilling national requirements and projects should not be awarded UGC scholarships that do not meet this condition. Any subject matter that disrespects Indian culture, tradition, sects, thoughts, eminent personalities and provides wrong explanations must be removed from textbooks at all levels.
All these were written in English and the people behind this agitation demand for its complete removal from the curriculum.This step has been criticized by people and is thought to bring down India’s respect all around the world.
According to a newspaper report, the RSS affiliate has put forward a list of other recommendations for the new education policy and said that any topic that disgrace Indian culture or renowned personalities in textbooks should be totally removed.
Many English medium schools and colleges in India do not allow students to use any other language other than English while communicating with each other and in some schools ask students to pay a fine or given severe punishments for speaking in their mother tongue.
The people from the RSS Wing also went on to instruct all IITs, IIMs, and NITs for introducing education in Indian-languages. And, even after this warning, any institute which prevents students from speaking in their regional languages will have to deal legal actions.
An October 14 email by an HRD official to the SSUN mentions that suggestions have been noted down and they will be discussed during the new education policy formation.
SSUN founder and secretary Atul Kothari told a newspaper about their meeting with the HRD Minister.Mr. Javedkar gave a positive response to their suggestions. Some of the suggestions were also appreciated by the Minister.