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'IGNOU casts aspersions on Gods'

The BJP alleges, IGNOU books contain insulting remarks about Hindu deities.

india Updated: Jul 18, 2006 23:45 IST

The BJP on Tuesday alleged that the IGNOU books contained insulting remarks about Lord Shiva, Krishna and goddess Durga and charged the UPA government with indulging into a deep-rooted conspiracy to "please a particular community".

State BJP President Keshari Nath Tripathi alleged the history books of IGNOU contained insulting remarks for Lord Shiva, Krishna and goddess Durga and they were "deliberately" included in the syllabus to humiliate Hindus and their culture.

"It's a deep conspiracy of the Centre to please a particular community," he said alleging that NCERT books also had derogatory details about ancestors of Hindu and also Sikh Guru, Guru Teg Bahadur.

He said the party was exploring legal alternatives to keep a check on such attempts of the Central government which was under pressure of leftist and trying to please minority community.