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Fact Check: Article 30(A) That Says Gita Can’t Be Taught but Quran Can in Schools

Brief Outline: "Article 30: - Quran can be taught in the madrasas! Article 30(A): - Geeta can not be read in schools! Credit goes to Jawaharlal Nehru ..."

Facts Check: False

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 Facts Check Analysis: Article 30: Quran can be read in madrasa! Article 30 (A): Gita cannot be taught in schools! It says below that 'credit goes to Jawaharlal Nehru'

A social media post is going viral with the claim that Article 30 of the Indian Constitution allows madrasas to teach Quran but Article 30(A) says that Bhagavad Gita cannot be read in schools. The post gives the impression that the Constitution is biased on the teaching of religious text.

 It was found in the investigation that there is no Article 30 (A) in the constitution which prevents the reading of the Gita. There is no Article 30 (A) in the Constitution. Article 30 is a sub-clause OF article 30 (1A).

 There is no Article 30(A) in the Constitution of India that prevents from reading Gita as claimed.

To verify the claim, we checked the article in the Constitution and found that Article 30(A) does not even exist. The sub-clause to Article 30 is Article 30(1A).

What is Article 30?

Article 30 in the Constitution Of India 1949

  1. Right of minorities to establish and administer educational institutions

(1) All minorities, whether based on religion or language, shall have the right to establish and administer educational institutions of their choice

(1A) In making any law providing for the compulsory acquisition of any property of an educational institution established and administered by a minority, referred to in clause ( 1 ), the State shall ensure that the amount fixed by or determined under such law for the acquisition of such property is such as would not restrict or abrogate the right guaranteed under that clause

(2) The state shall not, in granting aid to educational institutions, discriminate against any educational institution on the ground that it is under the management of a minority, whether based on religion or language