Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Wednesday (23 October) demanded the immediate withdrawal of two newly-inducted chapter in the class 12 history book of the Punjab School Education Board, Indian Express has reported.
The party called the content in the chapter of the books as distorting and defaming Sikh gurus and scriptures. Further, the party accused the Punjab Congress government of playing with the history of Sikhism. Former Minister of Education and SAD leader Daljit Singh Cheema said that the new chapters, which were released online, contain “numerous mistakes and factual errors”.
“Even more serious is the sinister attempt to distort the historical facts related to the Sikh gurus and objectionable observations about Sikh’s scripture,” he said. Cheema claimed that the third and fifth chapter of the modified history book contains a number of “wrong facts and misinformation” about the Sikh Gurus.
Daljit Singh demanded action against the officials of the board who were responsible for the online release of the “distorted” chapters and demanded the removal of education minister O P Soni.
Cheema said that the Amarinder Singh led Congress government would never be allowed by the Sikh Panth to “play” with the history of the Sikhism as well as that of the state of Punjab. The former minister warned that the party would launch an agitation if the chapters were not withdrawn immediately.
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