SGPC set up committee on removal of Sikh history from PSEB’s Class-12 book

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Amritsar: As per media reports the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has set up a sub-committee to conduct a probe into the removal of chapters of Sikh history from PSEB’s Class-12 text book.

“The matter is serious. The sub-committee will submit a report in two days,” said SGPC spokesperson Diljit Singh Bedi.Those on the panel are SGPC member from Chandigarh Harjinder Kaur; member from Anandpur Sahib, Surinder Singh; SGPC secretary (education) Avtar Singh, Guru Nanak College for Girls, Muktsar, principal Tejinder Kaur Dhaliwal and assistant secretary (Dharam Parchar) Simarjit Singh. SGPC education director Jatinder Singh Sidhu will be the coordinator.

“The committee will meet on Wednesday at Panth Rattan Jathedar Gurcharan Singh Tohra Institute, Patiala,” Bedi said

Union cabinet minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal has called the decision of the Punjab government to remove chapters of Sikh history from Class-12 text book as shameful.

Several Sikh intellectuals and academicians on accused the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) of presenting the Sikh history and culture in new textbooks for Classes 11 and 12 from ultra-Hindu nationalistic perspective.

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