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    Lies being spread about revision of textbooks, says Karnataka minister

    May24/ 2022

    Bengaluru: Strongly defending the move to revise school textbooks, Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Minister B C Nagesh on Monday alleged that confusion is unnecessarily being created among the people and students, along with attempts to create communal hatred by spreading falsehood. Alleging that facts were distorted or hidden from the textbooks, especially from the history books earlier, to suit certain motives, he said when attempts are underway to put out actual facts, the "so-called self-declared intellectuals and education experts" and Congress leaders are unable to digest it, and hence are spreading lies. "Those unable to digest the smooth functioning education department are spreading lies. It started with rumours that a lesson on Tipu Sultan was being omitted from the textbook, even before the textbook revision committee report came. Then, when the book went for printing, it was alleged that a lesson on Bhagat Singh had been dropped, despite my immediate clarification that no such omission had been made," Nagesh said. Speaking to reporters in Bengaluru, he said false information was spread subsequently regarding the omission of chapters on Basavanna, Narayana Guru and now allegations of distorting facts on Kuvempu. "Unnecessarily confusion is being created among the people and students, along with attempts to create communal hatred," he alleged, as he asked as to why no one questioned when certain chapters were omitted by the previous textbook revision committee headed by Prof Baraguru Ramachandrappa, constituted by the Congress regime. The controversy had erupted recently following objections raised by some organisations against the inclusion of a speech by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) founder Keshav Baliram H ...

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