Religious extremism has been the root cause of most of the world problems since time immemorial. It has decided the fates of men and nations. In a vast nation like India, the imposition of religious dogma and discrimination upon the people has taken place after the upsurge of Hindu rightwing forces in the political arena. As a consequence of their political ascendancy in the northern states of India, they started to rewrite school textbooks in an extremely biased manner that was fundamentalist and revivalist. Not only did they meddle with subjects like history (which was their main area of operation), but they also imposed their religious agenda on the science subjects. There was a plan to introduce Vedic Astrology in the school syllabus across the nation, which was dropped after a major hue and cry from secular intellectuals.
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