History book 12 row; PSEB to upload Class 11 history book on website

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Chandigarh: After facing charges of remove Sikh history chapters from class 12 book, the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) said on Monday it will upload the new Class 11 history book on its website.

“The new book of Class 11 will be uploaded on PSEB website in next 10 days and thereafter, it will be released in the printed form,” a senior PSEB official said here.

Opposition parties, including the Akali Dal, Akali Dal Amritsar and the Aam Aadmi Party, have charged PSEB with deleting the history of Sikh Gurus from the history book of Class 12.

The state’s Congress government has rubbished the accusations and said the chapters related to Sikh history have been moved from Class 12 to Class 11.

A row erupted after PSEB decided to publish history book for the first time and make it available to students at much cheaper rates compared to private publishers.

The Akali Dal had demanded a probe into a “deep rooted conspiracy” to rob the future generations  the knowledge about the history of Sikh Gurus and Sikh warriors of Punjab.

Chief minister Amrinder Singh had criticised SAD leaders for trying to spread “misinformation” on a sensitive issue. On Sunday, SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal dared chief minister Amarinder Singh to produce before the media copies of the new history book to prove his claim that chapters on Sikh history were not deleted from the Class 12 syllabus.

 

 

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