NCERT Introduces Article 370 Abolition In Class 12 Political Science Book, Here's What The Students Will Read

NCERT Introduces Article 370 Abolition In Class 12 Political Science Book, Here's What The Students Will ReadMAP OF UT OF JAMMU & KASHMIR AND UT OF LADAKH. (Representative Image) (as per government release)

The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has added a reference to the abolition of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir in its Class 12 Political Science textbook and at the same time removed the topic Separatism and Beyond, Hindustan Times has reported.

The topic has been excluded from the chapter "Politics in India since Independence" and the reference to Article 370's abrogation has been added to it under the Regional Aspirations section.

The Article 370 reference reads as follows:

Jammu and Kashmir had a special status under Article 370 of the Indian Constitution. However, in spite of it, the region witnessed violence, cross-border terrorism and political instability with internal and external ramifications

The Article resulted in the loss of many lives, including that of innocent civilians, security personnel and militants. Besides, there was also a large scale displacement of Kashmiri Pandits from the Kashmir valley

On 5 August 2019, Parliament had approved a resolution abrogating special status to J and K under Article 370 of the Constitution. The state was also bifurcated into two Union territories - Ladakh with no Legislative Assembly and Jammu and Kashmir with one