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Indian Government: Sex Education “Has Absolutely No Place” in Our Schools - promotes Promiscuity
LifeSiteNews.com -- Your Life, Family and Culture Outpost ^ | Friday June 12, 2009 | By Hilary White

Posted on 06/12/2009 11:26:09 AM PDT by topher

Friday June 12, 2009


Indian Government: Sex Education “Has Absolutely No Place” in Our Schools - It “Promotes Promiscuity”

By Hilary White

NEW DELHI, June 12, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Indian government has rejected western-style sex education programs, saying they do nothing to solve the problem of teenage pregnancy but only exacerbate the problem by promoting sexual promiscuity.

A government report on the matter was issued in response to a citizen-launched petition against a decision by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) to start sex-education in schools. The program had been touted as a means of preventing the spread of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. Materials for teachers and facilitators in India included explicit details about “alternative methods” of sex, including anal and oral sex, presented as a means of avoiding AIDS.

According to the government, the curriculum prepared with material from UNICEF, had “shocked the consciences” of the country and was described as “quite frightening.” If implemented, the report said, it would “promote promiscuity of the worst kind.” The report was issued in March by a committee of the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament, and says that the introduction of sex education in India’s schools should at least be delayed until the issue has been fully debated in public.

The Indian government’s reasoning stands in sharp contrast to that of the West, which, in reaction to steadily increasing rates of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, has invariably increased access to free contraceptives and abortion and exposed ever-younger children to more explicit sex education.

The testimony of witnesses and petitioners upon which the report was based was a stinging critique of the effects that such programs have had in the countries that have embraced them. The petitioners told the committee that the proposed curriculum would “strike at the root of the cultural fabric of our society that had been nourished over the millennia.”

If implemented, the petitioners said, the program would “corrupt Indian youth and lead to collapse of the education system.” Over all, they said, such programs are nothing more than an “education to sell condoms” that will lead to the creation of an “immoral society” and to an increase in single-parent families.

The report accused the HRD ministry, in its efforts to quash the petition, of using “technical jargon and euphemisms” in order to downplay the fears of the petitioners.

So explicit was the material in question that in the process of their submissions to the committee, petitioners had been asked not to give a PowerPoint presentation because the committee was “not comfortable with it and [it] could be embarrassing especially to the lady Members and other lady staff present.”

Petitioners had pointed to the increasing rate of teenage pregnancies in other countries, noting that in France, schools are equipped with nurses to distribute “contraceptive pills” to girls the morning after “unsafe sex.” The report also noted the situation in the UK, in which schools are “connected to abortion centres to terminate teenage pregnancies.”

Pratiba Naitthani, a co-petitioner and teacher, told the committee that “nothing was safer than abstinence till marriage.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: abstinence; india; kamasutra; moralabsolutes; promiscuity; sexeducation; unicef
From the article:

The Indian government’s reasoning stands in sharp contrast to that of the West, which, in reaction to steadily increasing rates of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, has invariably increased access to free contraceptives and abortion and exposed ever-younger children to more explicit sex education.

Doesn't everyone know that condoms are the cure for everything? India doesn't think so... Good for India...

Thank God, there is still some sane Governments in this world...

1 posted on 06/12/2009 11:26:10 AM PDT by topher
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To: topher
From the article:

Pratiba Naitthani, a co-petitioner and teacher, told the committee that “nothing was safer than abstinence till marriage.”

Maybe Notre Dame University should invite him as a guest speaker... Nah, that would make too much sense. This guy probably knows nothing about football (American)...

2 posted on 06/12/2009 11:29:37 AM PDT by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: topher
"The Indian government has rejected western-style sex education programs, saying they do nothing to solve the problem of teenage pregnancy but only exacerbate the problem by promoting sexual promiscuity."

DOH!!

3 posted on 06/12/2009 11:30:35 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Are you in a union job? I'm sorry to hear that.)
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To: topher

Hmmmm...

I really do agree with the guy’s message, but I don’t think we should hold this up as a good reason to teach abstinence only, considering India is the second most populous nation in the world, and has a birthrate 50% higher than the US!


4 posted on 06/12/2009 11:33:20 AM PDT by PugetSoundSoldier (Indignation over the sting of truth is the defense of the indefensible)
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To: topher

One Billion Indians can’t be wrong!


5 posted on 06/12/2009 11:36:20 AM PDT by Eternal_Bear (`)
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To: topher

The Indians are 100% correct.

American “Sex Education” was championed by pedophilic perverts like Alfred Kinsey and black widows like Margaret Sanger.

Promiscuity was ALWAYS the goal, because it creates more dependency on government.


6 posted on 06/12/2009 11:36:44 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Past Your Eyes

Gosh, that’s an obscure thought for libs. Go India!!!


7 posted on 06/12/2009 11:37:12 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: topher

The guy may on to something as India only has a population of 1,200,000,000 people.


8 posted on 06/12/2009 11:37:12 AM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: PugetSoundSoldier
I really do agree with the guy’s message, but I don’t think we should hold this up as a good reason to teach abstinence only, considering India is the second most populous nation in the world, and has a birthrate 50% higher than the US!

Yes, but married women are the vast majority of those giving birth.

9 posted on 06/12/2009 11:38:59 AM PDT by reaganaut1
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To: topher

“explicit details about “alternative methods” of sex, including anal and oral sex, presented as a means of avoiding AIDS.”

lol, someone better explain just what kind of sex is most likely to spread AIDS.


10 posted on 06/12/2009 11:39:13 AM PDT by east1234 (It's the borders stupid! My new enviromentalist inspired tagline: cut, kill, dig and drill)
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To: reaganaut1

Considering that many are forcefully married at young age...


11 posted on 06/12/2009 11:40:57 AM PDT by SolidWood (www.firedavidletterman.com)
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To: topher

No wonder that Indian students excel in math and science.
USA public education is one huge expensive LOSER run by degenerate leftists.


12 posted on 06/12/2009 11:43:12 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: topher
You can know everything there is to know about your digestive system, and you will still get hungry. You can know everything about sex and you will still have the urge for sex. The problem is not education or the lack thereof. It is the lack of morals, self-control and a sense of personal responsibility. If the young bucks had to support their offspring instead of the taxpayers, perhaps the situation would be very different.
13 posted on 06/12/2009 11:51:41 AM PDT by Saltmeat
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To: topher

Frigging retarded neanderthal Hindus.

Now they’ve done gone and PO’ed all the American NGO types promoting this stuff there.

Sex “education”? Considering the population, I think the people have well figured it out for themselves, lol!


14 posted on 06/12/2009 11:51:43 AM PDT by swarthyguy ("We may be crazy in Pakistan, but not completely out of our minds," ISI Gen. Ahmed Shujaa Pasha)
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To: topher

Leftists don’t even consider this a valid concept.
They are so engrained with the “sex positive” agenda that they can’t fathom someone not being “sexually healthy”.


15 posted on 06/12/2009 11:54:27 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: topher
Young people are going to have sex no matter what gets taught in school. I agree with you that condoms aren't a cure for everything, but a comprehensive education program teaching about birth control methods, human reproductive biology, STD's and the dangers of unprotected sex (even among married couples) can go a long way to reducing teenage pregnancies. I would also put forth that learning is a life long process and this information isn't just for use in high school, but can greatly benefit them in adult life.

Teaching about birth control, abortion or the basic biology of reproduction is not immoral and in fact will do more to prevent the spread of STD’s and decrease the rate of unwanted teenage pregnancies than just yelling “DONT HAVE SEX” at kids, which given the natural rebelliousness of youth is an almost sure fire method to encourage unwanted teenage pregnancies.

16 posted on 06/12/2009 12:03:02 PM PDT by bankcritic (Never spend your money before you have it. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: PugetSoundSoldier

Yea, but out-of-wedlock births and divorce rates are pretty low in India. In fact, substantially lower than most other places.


17 posted on 06/12/2009 12:10:54 PM PDT by MyTwoCopperCoins (I don't have a license to kill; I have a learner's permit.)
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To: Westbrook

Unleashing
Nazi
Indoctination
Concerning
Everyone’s
Family=UNICEF


18 posted on 06/12/2009 12:17:29 PM PDT by liberalism is suicide (Communism,fascism-no matter how you slice socialism, its still baloney)
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To: topher

Jai Hind!


19 posted on 06/12/2009 12:25:11 PM PDT by SeminoleSoldier
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To: topher
Maybe Notre Dame University should invite him as a guest speaker... Nah, that would make too much sense. This guy probably knows nothing about football (American)...

Actually, the person is a 'she'... :^)

 

http://www.tehelka.com/story_main29.asp?filename=hub280407Our_lady.asp

 

 

CULTURE & SOCIETY   Sex and Society
 
OUR LADY OF MALADIES
She stalls films, files PILs, gets ads banned. Pratiba Naitthani is best known as Mumbai’s one-woman moral police force. But there’s more to her than reactionary froth, says Shalini Singh

 

 
 
‘I’ve been accused of being affiliated with the Bajrang Dal and the RSS. No one has brainwashed me. I spend a lot of time with youngsters and I feel I can make a difference’

She isn’t quite the dour fogey you expect. As she sits in a coffeeshop, sipping a strawberry milkshake — demure in a mauve salwar-kameez, manicured nails a freshly-painted shade of hot toffee — you could easily mistake Pratiba Naitthani for just another downtown Mumbai 30-something. But this otherwise nondescript lecturer, who teaches political science at her alma mater, St Xavier’s College, is also known as the city’s resident moral cop for the frequency of her very vocal opposition to sex and violence in the media. In 2005, in the course of a single year, Naitthani raised objections to the withdrawal of the case against models Madhu Sapre and Milind Soman who appeared nude in a shoe ad; filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) against TV channels for showing adult films; joined a five-day campaign highlighting the cultural exploitation of women; and registered complaints galore against indecent film posters. More recently, just before Maharashtra decided to ban sex education in high schools, Naitthani participated in a press conference held to voice concerns over the CBSE’s proposed Adolescent Education Programme.

 

Ask her why and her answers are pat. “They should first explain what they mean by sex education — is it gender education, is it information about maturing bodies or is it information on sexual intercourse?” Even though teachers’ reference manuals are the only material so far released, the content is too detailed and explicit, she feels. “None of this was ever done in our country. A syllabus like this needs to be created with a lot of sensitivity.” She cites an exercise she says is included in the handbook to make Class VI students aware of sexual abuse. It apparently entails calling two volunteers from the class, blindfolding one and asking the other to touch him/her at different parts of the body. The teacher then explains the difference between a ‘good’ touch and a ‘bad’ one. “How comfortable will a 10-year-old be standing in front of the class like that, and can another child touch him/her in an abusive way in the first place? You don’t have to commit abuse and say, this is abuse. A simple statement — like, no one can touch you in these parts this way, whoever it may be — should be enough,” she says. Point taken, but why does she always have issues with sex and morality? “The media is saying there’s a BJP / Islamic agenda to the issue. They’re ignorant. Look at Kerala — a hundred percent literate, Communist state, and the first to ban this programme. Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka did the same, and now Maharashtra.”

The Naitthanis come from Uttaranchal; Pratiba Naitthani’s father set up Bombay University’s Hindi department. “Though I was brought up in Bombay, I go to Uttaranchal often — it’s important to be connected with one’s roots,” she says. Did she always want to be a teacher? “Yes, I’ve been in this profession for 11 years now.”

Naitthani’s also a trained classical singer who plans to release an album soon. An avid trekker — “I love being close to nature” — she once biked all the way to Leh and back with a male cousin. “We’ve had a fairly liberal upbringing. Our parents didn’t object when we sisters came home from music shows late at night. There have been several love marriages in my family.” Yet, curiously, Naitthani refuses to talk about pre-marital sex or comment on what, according to her, would be the right age to start having sex. “Sex isn’t entertainment, you know,” comes the terse reply. Her take on the recent raids conducted on couples in Mumbai? “Public space can’t be converted into private space. One has to draw a line. No one will arrest you for sitting close and holding hands, but maybe some couple went further and made passers-by uncomfortable.”

Columnist and filmmaker Pritish Nandy, is scathing: “People like her are extremely damaging to a liberal, democratic society. They tend to create conditions where the government can walk in and create dangerous policing methodologies. I wouldn’t want to debate with a person who demands police and state intervention in creative endeavours. The state is the last party who should be summoned, and I’m ashamed that people like this exist in a democratic country.” Her response? “I don’t care, let people say what they want about me. I’ve been accused of being affiliated with the Bajrang Dal and the RSS. No one has brainwashed me. I spend a lot of time with youngsters and, being in this profession, I simply feel I can make a difference,” she shrugs. Then she puts on her shades and bids a hurried goodbye.

Apr 28 , 2006

20 posted on 06/12/2009 12:42:18 PM PDT by MyTwoCopperCoins (I don't have a license to kill; I have a learner's permit.)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

Thought you might find this interesting... especially the last post, #20.


21 posted on 06/12/2009 1:21:00 PM PDT by MyTwoCopperCoins (I don't have a license to kill; I have a learner's permit.)
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To: bankcritic

Actually, in my opinion, the real problem is public schools and most private schools. Home schooled kids are protected from some of the nonsense that can start as early as 9 years old these days...


22 posted on 06/12/2009 9:27:30 PM PDT by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: PugetSoundSoldier
but I don’t think we should hold this up as a good reason to teach abstinence only, considering India is the second most populous nation in the world, and has a birthrate 50% higher

Abstinence before marriage - how many pre-marital births in India v/s those in the US ? Also, the birthrate in India is significantly higher partly because of the Muslim population growing by leaps and bounds.

23 posted on 06/13/2009 4:19:41 AM PDT by IndianChief
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To: topher

Sensible India: they reject Western perversions and laugh off Western lies about global warming.


24 posted on 06/13/2009 5:48:59 AM PDT by FreepShop1
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To: IndianChief; PugetSoundSoldier

Also the US birth rate would have been significantly higher were it not for the large number of abortions.


25 posted on 06/13/2009 2:54:21 PM PDT by Rookie Cookie
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