Looks like forced religion in public schools is a problem in India, too:
Karnataka education minister Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri has said that it the duty of every Indian to respect sacred Hindu text, Bhagavad Gita, else they should leave the country.
“The Bhagavad Gita is like the Sun. I think that it is the duty of every Indian to respect the Bhagvad Gita like they respect other elements surrounding them. I strongly feel that if someone does not respect it, they have no place in India. They should leave the country and settle abroad,” said Kageri.
India, like America, is a secular nation. This is a case of unconstitutional religious indoctrination, no different from Kansas forcing public school students to read the Bible in class several times a week.
The Karnataka State Minorities Educational Institutions Managements Federation has filed a petition against the mandatory Gita readings with the state’s High Court, and they’ll be looking into the issue starting on Thursday.
(Thanks to Rohit for the link!)