HRD min­is­ter to at­tend RSS af­fil­i­ate’s meet on new ed­u­ca­tion pol­icy Man uses car­bon monox­ide to kill dis­abled son, him­self

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Nee­lam Pandey letters@hin­dus­tan­times.com Pranab Jy­oti Bhuyan pranab.bhuyan@hin­dus­tan­times.com

The Rashtriya Swayam­se­vak Sangh (RSS) is gear­ing up for an­other at­tempt to stamp its in­flu­ence on In­dia’s new ed­u­ca­tion pol­icy and put pres­sure on the gov­ern­ment to in­clude sug­ges­tions such as com­pul­sory daily prayers in schools and col­leges, sources said.

The Bharatiya Shik­shan Man­dal (BSM), an af­fil­i­ate of the RSS, will or­gan­ise a sem­i­nar next Tues­day to dis­cuss the pro­pos­als, in which Union hu­man re­source de­vel­op­ment min­is­ter Prakash Javadekar will be one of the France’s An­toine Griez­mann (third from left) cel­e­brates with team mates af­ter scor­ing his first goal. speak­ers. The high-pro­file event will be at­tended by Mu­ralid­har Rao, the BJP na­tional gen­eral sec­re­tary. This will pos­si­bly be Javadekar’s first pub­lic in­ter­ac­tion af­ter tak­ing charge on Thurs­day. “The HRD min­istry has made some parts of the pol­icy pub­lic and we will dis­cuss the pol­icy with ex­perts and give our sug­ges­tions too,” said Mukul Kan­itkar, or­gan­is­ing sec­re­tary of the BSM. The at­tempt is likely to reignite charges by the Op­po­si­tion and many ac­tivists that the gov­ern­ment is try­ing to “saf­fro­nise” ed­u­ca­tion.

A 41-year-old in­spec­tor with the state’s food and civil sup­plies de­part­ment al­legedly killed his 14-year-old cog­ni­tively dis­abled son be­fore com­mit­ting sui­cide on Thurs­day night. Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice, Ma­hesh Ku­mar Pawar used car­bon monox­ide to kill his son and take his own life in his car. His wife Man­shi and an­other rel­a­tive found the two bod­ies in the car, parked near his home at Sec­tor 5 in CBD Be­la­pur, around 8.30 am on Fri­day.

The po­lice said Pawar told his wife that he was go­ing for a drive with his son Kaushal around 8pm on Thurs­day. They left in a Maruti Alto but did not re­turn home that night. Man­shi tried call­ing his HOW HE DID IT RECORD WIN WATCH IT LIVE num­ber sev­eral times but got no an­swer. Early on Fri­day morn­ing, she went to Be­la­pur po­lice sta­tion and reg­is­tered a miss­ing-per­sons com­plaint.

She then be­gan to search for her hus­band and son in the neigh­bour­hood with a rel­a­tive. They soon found the two bod­ies in the car a few yards from their house. A door on the right side of car was open when his wife found it.

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