Punjab bans history books for distorting Sikh history

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ABHAY ANAND
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Updated on May 2, 2022 09:13 IST

The state government formed a committee following a complaint by farmer leader Baldev Singh Sirsa

The Punjab School Education Board has banned three history books published by three different Jalandhar-based publishers for allegedly distorting facts related to Sikh history.

The three Class 12 books which have been banned are 'History of Punjab', written by Mahinderpal Kaur, 'Modern ABC of history of Punjab', written by Manjit Singh Sodhi and 'History of Punjab' by M S Mann.

According to PSEB Chairman Prof Jograj, the decision had been taken following inquiry reports. He said that the reports were shared with the state government and directed to ban the three books. “Sale and teaching of these books in state schools in their present form have been banned and not be taught in schools in the state of Punjab,” he said.

The decision to ban these books was taken based on a report submitted by an inquiry committee. The state government formed a committee following a complaint by farmer leader Baldev Singh Sirsa, who had said that these books contained some remarks which were not in accordance with Sikh history.

The order has been conveyed State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) Director and all district education officers have been asked to comply with the order.

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ABHAY ANAND
Manager Editorial

Abhay an alumnus of IIMC and Delhi University, has over a decade long experience of reporting on various beats of journalism. During his free time he prefers listening to music or play indoor and outdoor games.

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