Does Kendriya Vidyalaya’s Morning Prayer Promote Hinduism? Supreme Court To Decide

New Delhi : Whether a morning prayer sung in Hindi and Sanskrit at Kendriya Vidyalayas or central government-run schools across the country promotes the Hindu religion will be examined by the Supreme Court, which asked for the centre’s view today.

"It is a serious constitutional issue," the top court said, asking the centre and the Kendriya Vidyalayas to respond within two weeks to a petition that says the prayer is unconstitutional as it promotes a particular religion.

The prayer in Hindi has featured in the morning assembly in more than 1,100 Kendriya Vidyalayas in the country since 1964. There are also Sanskrit words in it.

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