“Pushpak Viman did exist. The next batch of IIT-ians will prove it” How twitter users mocked Smriti Irani’s suggestion

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Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Monday told the parliament that she had ‘requested’ all IITs to teach Sanskrit.

She said that the IITs had been asked to teach Sanskrit to facilitate the study of science and technology as reflected in its literature.

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Irani used the report of a panel that had suggested that IITs “may facilitate study of science and technology as reflected in Sanskrit literature along with inter-disciplinary study of Sanskrit and modern subjects to make her point.

Her suggestion, however, became hugely controversial on social media with users ridiculing her and terming it as a bizarre idea.

Many accused her of carrying out the right-wing agenda on one of the world’s most prestigious institutions.

Delhi’s education minister, Manish Sisodia, tweeted asking if Irani planned to declare ‘all computers’ in India anti-nationals.

The Left and Congress too alleged that an attempt was being made to sneak in the agenda of the RSS, the ideological mentor of the ruling BJP.

Here are some reactions from the twitter:

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