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The plea stated that a common syllabus and common curriculum in the mother language will not only achieve the code of a common culture, removal of disparity and depletion of discriminatory values in human relations but also will enhance virtues and improve quality of life.
Advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay recently informed the Delhi High Court that Raja Dashrath and Mantri Sumant used to study together in a plea challenging differences in curriculums of CBSE, ICSE, and State Board.
A bench of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Yashwant Varma listed the matter for further hearing after a week allowing to implead the Delhi Government in the matter.
The petitioner- Ashwini Upadhyay contended that the difference in the said curriculum was depriving students of equal opportunities to education in the spirit of Articles 14-16.
The petitioner while contending that the “right to education” also implied the "right to equal education", suggested that a uniform curriculum across various boards of education could be implemented by a "National Education Council", which would have functions mutatis mutandis to that of the GST Council.
The petitioner further contended that the “bitter truth is that School Mafias don’t want One Nation-One Education Board” and that “Coaching Mafias” and “Book Mafias” are also opposed to “One Nation-One Syllabus”.
The petitioner attributed the lack of a common education system upto the 12th standard to the said coaching and book mafias who have not only divided society among categories of EWS, BPL, MIG, HIG, and elite class but also against the values of “socialism, secularism, fraternity, and unity of the nation” as enshrined in the constitution.
Additionally, Upadhyay's plea submitted that a common syllabus and common curriculum in the mother language will not only achieve the code of a common culture, removal of disparity and depletion of discriminatory values in human relations but also will enhance virtues and improve quality of life.
Case Title: Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay Vs. Union of India & Ors.
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