NCERT book claiming Mughals rebuilt temples classic case of twisting history: Kavinder


JAMMU, Jan 14: Former Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta termed the response of NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training) over an RTI filed to know the source of claim made in 12th class history book on Mughals reconstructing temples after devastating them as classic case of twisting history.
Expressing concern, the senior BJP functionary said that the instance is highly condemnable as wrong facts are being taught to the pupils studying in the crucial class forming pedestal of their career and life.
He said that NCERT's reply to RTI claiming that it has no information on source of claim made in its textbook that Mughals had rebuilt temples after destroying them is quite unfortunate and needs immediate rectification as teaching groundless facts to the generation next is nothing less than a crime.
It is pertinent to mention that the NCERT book 'Themes of Indian History (Part II)' for class XII claimed that grants were issued for the repair of temples destroyed in war during the reigns of Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb, a 'fact' which the Council has itself negated in a response to RTI filed in this regard saying that it doesn't have any record supporting the statement.
Kavinder in a statement issued today averred that there are already many instances when the NCERT has brazenly twisted the facts especially in case of Indian history.
He cited other examples of NCERT books claiming things contrary to facts like defeat of Rana Pratap in the battle of Haldighati and understating Chattarapati Shivaji's glory.
He made it clear that such attempts will not be tolerated especially when the country is ruled by nationalist BJP government.
The former Deputy CM asked the concerned officials of NCERT to immediately take action and remove all such lacunae from its textbooks.
He said that the incumbent government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not allow such machinations to undervalue the glorious past of the country as was the case of governments under Congress leaders which seldom gave importance to highlight the heritage and valour of our countrymen living in the past.
He said that no one has the right to undervalue the enormity of India and its people, and wasting even a jiffy in making things right will be considered as an act against the interest of the nation.s

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