Time was 1996 general election. People were fed up with daily scandals of narsimha Rao Govt. and everybody was expecting Atalji to become Prime Minister.Even Pro-Congress news papers were printing his fromnt page interview.On the eve of voting Doordarshan telecasted an Interview of Atalji with Priteesh nandi as English host and javed Akhtar as Hindi.That was first time i saw javed donning this role and he was a bit above pathetic. he aske question about communal teaching at madarssas and shishu mandirs.
This came to my mind while looking at our pseudo-secular media which will never blame madarssas to forment terrorism but when it is pushed to corner will compare sarswati shishu mandirs with it.Yes Saraswati Shishu mandir can be compared to madarssas if:
1. They teach ramayana and mahabharata and Vedas only.
2.They teach these epics by heart and people are ade to memorizae them like parrots without getting meaning of them.
3.They don't follow state approved curricullum.
4.They ask pupils to learn foreign languages while scorning at their local mother tongue.
5.They bar dance ,singing,cultural activity and prevent any interaction between boys and girls.
6.Alumni form them have been found to behind most terrorist attacks.
7.their students get assembled in temples upon call of a priest to supposed injusticr to hindus or their books in an other corner of world and go and torch houses and religious places of people who happen to share same faith with majority peole in that distant corner of world.
8.They daily preach hatred against west brand it corrupt ,yet use its gadgets as explosives and communication means.
9.They are funded by external country .
10.Even people who have lived their lives in UK or USA ,when visit them for some months become fanatically ill and blow thmselves in publicspaces.
I guess if any of these is true than compare Saraswati Shishu Mandirs and Madarssas else keep your mouth shut.