DMK urges withdrawal of draft NEP
DMK MPs, and also Tiruchi N. Siva, Kanimozhi, Tamizhachi Thangapandina, wrote the letter to Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal in National Capital and also submitted the report of a committee appointed by M.K. Stalin to study the NEP.
The DMK said “It (draft NEP) is against the Constitution, federalism and social justice. Instead of talking about national and people’s development, it places more concentration on caste-based education (KualakkalviThittam.”
The DMK urged the Centre “It talks about Hindi and Sanskrit imposition. It will hinder the educational development. It aims to transfer the educational powers of the State government to the Centre. It is against the educational rights of children and rural people of India.”
DMK reacted the Nalanda and Takshashila universities rule admitted only upper-caste students. DMK indicated “A vast majority of people were refused admission in those universities.”
“In higher education and research, scholarships for socially and educationally backwards is also totally absent. In a society where the majority suffers from social oppression, the draft NEP speaks only about merit and merit-based scholarships. The concept of merit is illusory.” DMK report said “It is against the children’s rights”, draft NEP has only favoured the upper class.