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RPI activists claim NCERT book defames Ambedkar

Activists of RPI today burnt a copy of the NCERT 11th class political science book here, alleging that it contained a derogatory cartoon of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar.

mumbai Updated: Apr 02, 2012 21:06 IST
PTI

Activists of RPI today burnt a copy of the NCERT 11th class political science book here, alleging that it contained a derogatory cartoon of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar.

"It is a tragedy that while the world has lauded Ambedkar's role in framing an ideal Constitution for India, NCERT has defamed him by publishing such a cartoon," RPI leader Ramdas Athawale said.

Union HRD minister Kapil Sibal should resign for being responsible for this major error, he said. The book should be banned, he added.

RPI activists later burnt a copy of the book.

First Published: Apr 02, 2012 21:04 IST