3.9.2014, 8 p.m.
In newsx channel it is being alleged by some persons that Muslim students are being forced to learn Sanskrit.
My own opinion is that everyone should learn both Sanskrit and Urdu if they want to know about Indian culture. No country can progress by neglecting its own culture, and at least a rudimentary knowledge of Sanskrit and Urdu is essential to know Indian culture, as these are our two all India cultural languages ( though I have great respect for all languages).
There is a total misconception about both these languages. Sanskrit is projected as a language of Hindus, and Urdu of Muslims. Both these conceptions are wrong. In fact both these languages are languages of free thinkers. People who say that Sanskrit is a language of Hindus and Urdu of Muslims are either fools or mischief makers who want to incite communal hatred, and are totally ignorant about both these languages