BJP starts saffronising education in Karnataka by discrediting Tipu Sultan

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The Karnataka government is all set to revise school textbooks and delete some chapters, including the glorification of Tipu Sultan in Indian southern state Karnataka state.

After the head scarf /hijab row and the ban on Muslim traders nearby Hindu temples, the BUP government in Karnataka will revise school textbooks and delete some ‘sensitive’ chapters, including the glorification of Mysuru king Tipu Sultan.

The Rohith Chakrathirtha-headed Textbook Re-vise Committee of the state BJP government has submitted its report, highly-placed sources in the government confirmed that the government will make changes in the school textbooks, the media reports said.

Earlier, the students were taught that ‘other re-ligions came into existence due to drawbacks of Vaidika (Hindu) religion’ which had led to a huge controversy in the state. The controversial lesson was taught to the students of Class 6.

The Rohith Chakrathirtha committee has now revised the Class 6 to 10 textbooks of the Social Science subject. Chakrathirtha is regarded as a Hin-dutva right wing RSS, BJP, Banjrang Dal and VHP thinker.

The Opposition Congress had described his ap-pointment by the ruling BJP as an attempt to ‘saf-fronise’ education.—INP

 

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