AAP seeks quick ban on Class XII’s ‘controversial’ books

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Demanding quick withdrawal and ban of controversial historical past textbooks for Class XII, the Aam Aadmi Social gathering (AAP) on Thursday levelled critical allegations in opposition to Akali Dal Badal-BJP and Congress Governments of tampering with the Sikh historical past.

“A giant-scale and calculated conspiracy has been hatched to distort the details about Sikh historical past, Sikh Gurus, Gurubani and the historical past of Punjab and its martyrs,” alleged AAP’s spokesperson and MLA Kultar Singh Sandhwan. He mentioned that this misinformation and distorted details are being served to the brand new technology, however Congress, Captain and SAD-BJP governments don’t care as a result of they’re solely pondering of being profitable by means of ‘e book mafia’, in collaboration with the non-public publishing homes; and that was why a e book, with so many errors, is being offered for Rs 400 to the Class XII college students.  Sandhwan demanded quick withdrawal of those books from syllabus and ban on books of Prof Manjit Singh, Dr AC Arora, and Dr MS Mann, all revealed by non-public publications. 

AAP chief additionally sought clarification from the Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu, Schooling Minister Pargat Singh, former Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, former Schooling Minister Vijay Inder Singla, former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, former Deputy Chief Minister and SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal together with different Congressmen and Akali Dal (Badal) politicians as as to if Guru Hargobind Ji had served within the military of Mughal ruler Jahangir after releasing 52 kings from Gwalior Fort. 

“That is said by AC Arora on web page 81 of his e book ‘Historical past of Punjab’. Do the ruling authorities and students agree with this assertion? If not, why are such books nonetheless a part of the varsity syllabus and why are they (earlier governments) silent on the controversial remarks?” he requested.   Sandhwan added, “Dr Mann’s e book states that Guru Hargobind was compelled to select up the sword by the jatts of Punjab. Aren’t such feedback a direct assault on Miri-Piri’s resolve? The Congress and the Akali (Badal) also needs to make clear this. Equally, it says that Guru Gobind Singh shaped Khalsa Panth to incorporate jatts in his military, which isn’t solely improper but additionally insupportable.”   

He additionally identified that Gurbani quoted in these books is stuffed with spelling errors, which modifications its that means and is disrespect of Gurbani. Sandhwan additionally expressed shock over silence of Akal Takht Jathedar and the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee over the difficulty, when so many written complaints are being lodged on this regard. 

Additional highlighting that these books additionally comprise disinformation about freedom fighters and martyrs of Punjab, Sandhwan apprehended that making such controversial books a part of college training is a much bigger conspiracy to distort our historical past by simply influencing our younger minds. “It’s an instructional fraud and such books needs to be banned instantly,” he demanded.

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