Speeches on jihad, and lessons on “Understand Hindu-Muslim differences and the resultant need for Pakistan” and “India’s evil designs against Pakistan” are part of lessons for Class V students in Pakistan, it was revealed today.
Islamadbad-based scholar and nuclear physicist Pervez Hoodbhoy gave a lecture at King’s College on the role of education in combating terrorism, organised by the Democracy Forum, The Indian Express reports.
During his lecture, Hoodboy showed images and text from the curriculum, demonstrating that children were learning supremacist notions at the earliest stage of education. The Urdu equivalent of J is being taught as ‘jihad’, H as ‘hijab’, Kh as ‘khanjar’ and Ze as ‘zunoob’.
Bangladeshi envoy to India, Ahmad Tariq Karim, recently warned of Pakistan’s supremacist mindset, suggesting that it could lead to nuclear war with India.
He also cited the abuse and oppression of Hindus in Pakistan, which recently came to public attention after the high-profile cases of alleged abduction and forced marriages of two Hindu girls.