BJP, Akalis angry as Punjab Board textbooks removes 23 chapters on Sikh history

The removal of 23 chapters on Sikh history from Punjab school textbooks, has caused quite a stir among the BJP and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leaders in Punjab and Delhi. As per reports, 23 chapters from class 12 history book of Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) pertaining to important aspects of Sikh history on Sikh gurus and their teachings, including Anglo-Sikh wars, the rule of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and annexation of Punjab were removed from the textbooks to ‘bring the syllabus on a par with the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT)’.

BJP and SAD leaders have registered their strong protest against the removal of these chapters. BJP Delhi spokesperson Tajinder Bagga told OpIndia that if the printing isn’t stopped and old syllabus isn’t reinstated, he will go on indefinite hunger strike from 4th May. He even took to Twitter to voice his anger.

SAD leader and Delhi MLA Majinder Sirsa, too, chimed in to register his anger.

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Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder, however, has denied such deletion of Sikh history from school.

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