Education app linked to Adani group publishes Prophet Mohammad painting

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Eckovation, a social learning platform linked to India’s top business house Adani Group, has published a painting of Prophet Mohammad which has led to objection from the former chairman of Delhi Minorities Commission, who first flagged the issue.

The drawing of caricatures or paintings of Prophet Mohammad is considered to be forbidden and, in the past, led to protests by Muslim communities.   

Zafar-ul-Islam Khan, the former chairman of Delhi Minorities Commission, flagged the painting on his Twitter account and with the screengrab. 

The screengrab appeared to be taken from the Eckovation app and, also, has Adani Foundation marked on it.

“Extremely objectionable: Social sc. book for Std VII in Jharkhand schools has painting of Prophet of Islam. Its extremely objectionable. May have been done due to ignorance. Remove it at once; photo of Prophet’s grave may be used,” Khan wrote on Twitter.

Adani Foundation in partnership with the District Administration and Eckovation Solutions Pvt. Ltd. had launched Gyanodaya project in August 2018 to promote e-learning through Smart Classes. Gyanodaya project covers 241 govt. schools of Godda district of Jharkhand benefitting more than 65,000 students.

Talking to The Kashmir Walla, Islam said, “It looks like an act of ignorance rather mischief, and if it is is so then they will remove it.”

Adding that such things are sensitive for Muslims, “There is no painting or photograph of prophet available, so it is not possible to draw him.”

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