'ICSE textbook calls Bhagat Singh a terrorist'

  • Press Trust of India, Mumbai
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  • Updated: Jul 18, 2006 21:47 IST
Freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev have been referred to as terrorists in a textbook of ICSE syllabus, the Maharashtra Legislative Council was informed on Tuesday.

"We will write to the Central government and lodge our protest," Minister of State for School Education Hasan Mushrif said during question hour.

Offences against the concerned author and publisher would be registered and cases filed within a month, the minister said in a reply to a query by Sudha Joshi and Sanjay Dutt (both Congress).

Joshi said the chapter titled `Revival of terrorism' in the 10th class book of ICSE referred the trio as terrorists.

The minister said the chapter would be expunged. Orders to the effect would be issued on Tuesday itself, he said.

The state government would also set up an independent machinery to check ICSE board syllabus, he said. The government has taken the issue seriously, he added.

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