NCERT Text Book Row: In Uttar Pradesh, the matter of removing the chapters of Mughals from NCERT books is gaining momentum. National Conference President Farooq Abdullah was in Anantnag on Saturday. He targeted the central government for the changes in the syllabus of NCERT.
Former CM Abdullah said that even if the government tries to remove the chapters of the Mughal period from the school curriculum, the dates cannot be erased from history. How can you (central government) forget Mughal rulers like Shah Jahan, Aurangzeb, Babur, Akbar and Jahangir?
Farooq Abdullah said that the Mughals ruled the country for 800 years. Hindus, Christians, Sikhs never felt threatened. When the public goes to see the Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, Red Fort and Humayun’s Tomb, how will you hide them? These monuments have got the recognition of international heritage. That’s why no matter how hard the government tries, it cannot change the history.
Date cannot be erased. How much would you take it out of the books? How can you forget Shahjahan, Akbar, Humayun, Jahangir? During the 800 years of rule (by the Mughals), no Hindu, Christian or Sikh ever felt threatened. How to hide Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb? It (the central government) is shooting itself in the foot… pic.twitter.com/zZ0HoRQMRe
— ANI_HindiNews (@AHindinews) April 8, 2023
NCERT director had given clarification
Earlier, National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) director Dinesh Prasad Saklani had clarified that the chapter on Mughals has not been omitted from the CBSE textbooks. The history of the Mughals in Empires is being taught in Section-2 of the 11th class book. The Class 12 textbook had two chapters on the history of the Mughals, of which theme nine was dropped last year, while theme eight is still being taught to students. No chapter has been removed from any book this year.
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