Atheists see red over SSC forms - News


Reportedly, apart from the SSC exam, no other exam requires religious affiliation of the child or parents to be filled.

Mumbai: The Constitution of India says that to follow any religion or not is a matter of choice. But the state education department does not seem to think so. Parents of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) students in the city who do not follow any religion are fuming as the application form for the March 2018 exam requires them to specify their “religious affiliation”, and has no category for non-believers. The forms have to be submitted by Monday.

 Several parents said that they were not willing to adopt any religion but school authorities were forcing them to do so, else their children would lose an academic year….

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