August 3, 2014
Press Statement
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
The views expressed by Supreme Court Justice A.R. Dave about the teaching of the Gita and the Mahabaratha in schools, is improper and unwarranted. What Justice Dave has advocated is religious instruction in all schools from Class I. Compulsory religious instruction in government schools violates the basic secular principle enshrined in the Constitution.
It is unfortunate that a sitting judge of the Supreme Court propounds his personal views which go against the grain of the secular democratic constitutional principle which he as a judge is expected to uphold.