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Darwin theory row: Prakash Javadekar asks Satyapal Singh to refrain from such comments

Satyapal Singh had said at an event in Aurangabad last week that that Charles Darwin's theory of evolution was "scientifically wrong" and needs to be changed in school and college curriculum.

Reported by: PTI, New Delhi [ Published on: January 23, 2018 20:31 IST ]
File pic of Union Minister Prakash Javadekar
File pic of Union Minister Prakash Javadekar

Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar today said he had asked his Minister of State Satyapal Singh to refrain from making comments on issues such as Darwin's evolution theory. 

Singh had said at an event in Aurangabad last week that that Charles Darwin's theory of evolution was "scientifically wrong" and needs to be changed in school and college curriculum.

Intervening in the row over the remarks, Javadekar said there are no plans for a national seminar to prove Darwin wrong. 

"I have discussed the matter with my MoS and I have asked him to refrain from making such comments. We should not dilute science. This is the advice I have given him," Javadekar said. 

"We are not going to fund any event or don't have any plan for a national seminar to prove Darwin wrong. It is the domain of scientists and we should let them free to continue their efforts for progress of the country," he added.

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