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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

SIO Policy on Sex Education on Schools

Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) strongly condemns the sex education programme introduced by the HRD ministry in all the CBSE and state run schools across the country from class VI to class XII.
The sex education introduced in the name of Adolescence Education Programme (AEP), is given under the guise of HIV-AIDS awareness and prevention.
The programme consists of several objectionable things that should not be taught to children at younger age.
The programme instigates children to have free but safe sex. It teaches students how to minimize risk, by using condom, while having sexual intercourse.
It promotes usage of condom to prevent sexually transmitted diseases and HIV-AIDS.

In addition it teaches student the method of using condom.
Homosexuality, the programme says, is not abnormal and it says that it is personal preference of individual and should not be viewed as negative.
It educates children about oral, anal sex, masturbation etc.
The programme exclaims that there is no age for sex; one can have sex at any age.
While according to the constitution of India, the consensual age for sex is 18 years for female and 21 years for male.
It asks students to write essays on, ‘If there were no clothes’, your first sexual experience’.
While teaching about smoking, alcoholism the programme teaches student to say No.
Ironically the programme does not guide students to say NO to sexual intercourse instead it encourage them to have sex.

Under the programme students will be trained to freely discuss sex and its related things with peers, teachers and parents.
Using modern techniques, like slides flips charts, demonstration and pictures teachers will acquaint children with physical changes in an individual while attaining puberty.

Children will be involved to develop sexual vocabulary/phrases and will be asked to prepare charts and presentation on menstruation, nightfall, male female genitals.

They would be freely taught reproductive system, anatomy and physiology of male-female genitals.
The entire programme is full of pornography.
The sex education programme has been introduced in our schools under the influence of UNICEF and western condom/contraceptives manufacturing MNCs who view our country as potential market and its citizens as consumers.
The sex education syllabus prepared by UNICEF and other UN entities has been designed keeping in view the needs and conditions of western society that is totally irrelevant in Indian scenario.
Though introducing sex education in schools in the late 1970s the west suffered several problems like, sexual instability, teenage pregnancies, unwanted births, sexually transmitted diseases, wide spread of HIV-AIDS, increased drop-out, increase in suicide, depression and lack of adult happiness for thirty ears. Therefore, now the west has decided to introduce abstinence education in all its schools to combat such problems.
Ironically, west is convincing India, with the help of UNICEF, to adopt sex education to prevent the wide spread of HIV-AIDS, while the hidden agenda is to make our country face the similar problems what they faced for thirty long years.
The rationale behind Adolescence Education Programme stated in all the Govt. documents is to combat AIDS. AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases can only be eliminated from the society systematically in a step by step procedure. The foremost reason for the spreading of these epidemics is due to immoral sexual relationship, uncontrolled indulgence in sex, men having sex with female sex workers and other reasons. Govt. must have come forward to shut the doors leading to these circumstances:
(1)‘Red Streets’ which gives legal permission for prostitution must be banned.

(2)The spreading of vulgarity and obscenity by Television channels, cinema theatres etc must be banned.

(3)Since wine & women are closely related, alcohols and drugs must be banned.
It is unwise and ridiculous to give condom education to small school going kids without shutting these doors which instigates uncontrolled sexual relationships in the society.

It is impractical to implement this programme on the children who are already physically and mentally overburdened with classes, tuitions, self- study, exam stress, tough competition, parents’ expectations and time shortage. Moreover, their childish brain is not enough developed to absorb such kind of information given at early age. In addition it would shift their focus on other in vain (sex) activities that will destroy their character and career.

SIO, is convinced that giving this kind of sex education at a younger age would have multiple, harmful and long term consequences such as increased rates of infection with sexually transmitted diseases, increased rates of out-of-wedlock pregnancy and birth, increased rates of single parenthood, decreased marital stability, increased maternal and child poverty, increased abortion, increased depression, and decreased adult happiness. Moreover, it would increase female drop-out rate as the parents in rural India would never allow their children to know such things at early age.

We, strongly feels that imparting sex education which clearly propagates free but safe sex with condoms, is a long term strategy of contraceptive and condom manufacturing MNCs who want to destroy the young generation by instigating them to indulge in sexual and other immoral activities will disintegrate moral values, ethics and culture, destroy family system of our country and create a sexually insecure society.

SIO believes that it is not sex education that must be provided in schools to combat AIDS but moral education. The government should give emphasis on abstaining from sex before marriage and after marriage with multiple partners.

Student should be made aware of fatal and hazardous impacts of having sex at early age. They should be exhorted to practice high morals, ethics, decency, sanctity and develop good character.
As a concerned student organisation of India, we believe that the young generation is mislead by the media and there is serious misunderstanding in them. To give real idea of sex and morality, we would certainly propose that the sex education if being implemented must follow the following conditions:

1) Adolescence education must only be meant to educate the basic things which must be known at the time of transition from childhood to an adolescent. Together with students, parents also must be educated.

2) It must be free from pornography and teachings of contraceptive sex.

3) It must be taught only for students from the 8th class onwards.

4) It must not be discussed in a class room but in a counseling room where in 5-6 students are taught by 2 teachers of the same sex.

5) The syllabus must not be one which is provided by UNICEF or external bodies but it must be prepared by academicians, psychologists and on consultation with representatives of parents Organisation and socio religious leaders.
Therefore, we strongly demand the state government to immediately repeal from the proposed sex education programme from schools across the country.If the HRD Ministry does not repeal the sex education programme then SIO would launch a mass movement against it.

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