The judges said Bhagwad Gita is not just a religious scripture, but alt145 a way of lifealt39, as it teaches morality and importance of maintaining social justice

Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh High Court on Friday dismissed a petition which had challenged state governments decision to introduce lessons based on Bhagwad Gita in the school curriculum from the next academic year, PTI reports.

The division bench of Justices Ajit Singh and Sanjay Yadav dismissed the petition filed by Catholic Bishop Councils spokesperson, Anand Mutangal. Judges said Gita is not just a religious scripture, but ” a way of life”, as it teaches morality and importance of maintaining social justice.

The petitioners lawyer, Rajesh Chandra, had said that other religious scriptures such as Quran and Bible, too, should be taught.

During an earlier hearing of the case, the bench had directed advocate Chandra to read the Gita, granting him two monthsalt39 time for this purpose.

On Friday, he stated in the court that he read Gita, but was unable to comprehend it fully.

The bench then dismissed the petition, saying that Gita was not just a religious scripture, but a way of life.

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