Kerala: Ideas of mixed classrooms and gender neutrality are against our culture, remarked State Secretary of Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) Abdurahiman Randathani on Tuesday while airing his opposition to the proposed changes in school curriculum. He also pointed out children are being taught about masturbation and homosexuality in the name of sexual education. He was addressing a protest rally by the United Democratic Front in Kannur.
“In any given college, 70-80 percent students are girls. They have gone leaps and bounds ahead in terms of education, but they achieved so much not because they sat with boys. The claim is that if a boy and a girl are made to sit together that will bring great changes in the field of education. But listen to what topics they are teaching – masturbation and homosexuality?”, he said.
However, after his speech created an uproar, Randathani explained that he was only commenting about the flawed curriculum reform. He also added that he doubted whether the government’s move was based on some ideological agenda.