This is a declaration that CSIR Science Junior Research Fellows (JRFs) need to sign.

How are such details of a researcher’s personal life relevant to ‘scientific’ research? Why is “allegiance to India” and “help of God” essential for accessing one’s scholarship? Also, one wonders who is to be the “competent authority” on such matters?

Another instance of insidious forms of saffronisation of education and stringent moral policing of students, esp women students.

Such forms of enforcing Brahminical morality need to be revoked immediately!