New Delhi: The CPI(M) on Friday accused BJP and RSS of trying to communalise the society by using education to "indoctrinate" young minds with an objective of converting the country into a "rabidly intolerant Hindu Rashtra."
In a booklet published by the party named "Stop Communalisation of Education", the CPI-M alleged that it is their (RSS and BJP) desire to "hegemonise" the society and maintain their hold over political power by "distorting" facts and "manufacturing" lies.
"Education is used as a means for ideological indoctrination by RSS and BJP for communalising the entire society to devotail their strategy of establishing a Hindu Rashtra," the booklet said.
The party also drew parallels with Nazi leader Adolf Hitler who used education to corrupt future generations and had changed the entire educational syllabus to pursue its agenda of racial hatred and Aryan Supremacy.
"It is the same phrase and similar ideology that inspires RSS and BJP to use education as a tool to indoctrinate the young minds with communal venom," it said.
The booklet came against the backdrop of a raging controversy which has erupted over replacing German language with Sanskrit as the third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas.
"BJP and RSS want to yield power to indoctrinate the young minds so that they all come out the same and serve their objective of converting our country into a rabidly intolerant Hindu Rashtra," it said.
The party through its booklet said that what the BJP claims as history is nothing but "sheer" advocacy and it was upon the people to expose the "hollowness" of the product which they (BJP and RSS) are trying to sell.
It appealed to all those who "conceive the contemporary world as a synthesis of the past, of all past generations which projects itself into the future" to join the struggle to resist the attempts to distort history and indoctrinate the present.
"The struggle is not over textbooks and education only, it is for our present and our future," the party said.