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NCERT book claiming Mughals rebuilt temples classic case of twisting history: Kavinder
1/14/2021 10:50:50 PM
Early Times Report
JAMMU, Jan 14: Former Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta termed the response of NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training) over an RTI filed to know the source of claim made in 12th class history book on Mughals reconstructing temples after devastating them as classic case of twisting history.
Expressing concern, the senior BJP functionary said that the instance is highly condemnable as wrong facts are being taught to the pupils studying in the crucial class forming a pedestal of their career and life. He said that NCERT's reply to RTI claiming that it has no information on source of claim made in its textbook that Mughals had rebuilt temples after destroying them is quite unfortunate and needs immediate rectification as teaching groundless facts to the generation next is nothing less than a crime.
Kavinder in a statement issued today averred that there are already many instances when the NCERT has brazenly twisted the facts especially in case of Indian history. He cited other examples of NCERT books claiming things contrary to facts like defeat of Rana Pratap in the battle of Haldi Ghati and understating Chattarapati Shivaji's glory. He made it clear that such attempts will not be tolerated especially when the country is ruled by nationalist BJP government.
The former Deputy CM asked the concerned officials of NCERT to immediately take action and remove all such lacunae from its textbooks.
Meanwhile, the senior BJP leader greeted people on the auspicious occasion of Makarsankranti and served Bhandara at Swami Hridey Deep Ashram, Jeevan Nagar and Shivaji Chowk Nanak Nagar falling in Gandhi Nagar Constituency.
The senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader said that festival of Makarsankranti is symbol of unity in diversity as it is celebrated across the country by people of all faiths and hues.
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