Bhopal:  After Madhya Pradesh High Court dismissed a petition challenging the state government decision to introduce the ‘Gita Sar’ (summary of the sacred book) in school curriculum, the petitioner - Catholic Bishop Council's spokesperson Anand Mutangal on Sunday said that he will challenge the HC decision verdict.

Earlier on Friday, the division bench of Justices Ajit Singh and Sanjay Yadav had dismissed the petition by saying that Gita is not just a religious scripture, but a way of life. He had sought a stay on the state government order to introduce ‘Gita’ summary in schools.

The petitioner had argued that the decision is sheer violation of Article 28 (1) of the Constitution of India.

The petitioner’s counsel Rajesh Chand had said that apart from Gita other religious books should also be incorporated in the school curriculum. He had also said that other religious scriptures such as Quran and Bible too should be taught.

After listening to Rajesh’s arguments, the court on July 29, 2010 directed him to read the holy book in entirety and make up his mind before further arguments.