Islamic group protests sex education
Posted on: 07:43 PM IST Apr 07, 2007
New Delhi: The issue of introducing sex education in schools has flared up once again in Tamil Nadu. Members of the Students Islamic Organisation came out strongly against the introduction of sex education in CBSE schools and those run by state governments. They argued that it would have an adverse impact on individuals and society.
"Sex education in the name of Adolescence Education Programnme under the guise of AIDS awareness and prevention would certainly promote free and safe sex and have adverse impact on individuals and society," the zonal President Foiz Ahamed was quoted by PTI.
Demanding that the Tamil Nadu government immediately repeal the sex education programme from schools across the state, he said if the government did not withdraw the
programme the organisation would launch a mass movement against it.
He alleged that the programme had been introduced in the schools under pressure from western condom and contraceptive manufacturing multi-national companies, which view India as a potential market and its citizens as consumers.
The sex education syllabus prepared by UNICEF and other UN entities had been designed keeping in view the needs and conditions of western society and was totally irrelevant in the country, he alleged.
With inputs from PTI