Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Home News Reports Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa says ‘tyrant’ Tipu Sultan will be removed from textbooks

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa says ‘tyrant’ Tipu Sultan will be removed from textbooks

Tipu Sultan has been a polarising figure in the state of Karnataka where people’s opinion about him range from him being a fierce freedom fighter to a tyrannical despot.

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa today asserted that his government is contemplating over expunging references to Tipu Sultan from the textbooks. Yediyurappa said that Tipu Sultan was not a freedom fighter and he doesn’t deserve a place in the school textbooks.

“We are going to take decision. We are not going to allow such things to happen. We are going to withdraw everything,” the CM said while talking to media.

Following the statement by Yediyurappa, Karnataka BJP tweeted saying that the “textbooks must be rewritten to portray the real Tipu Sultan to our Children”. They added that children “should be made aware of the Tyrant’s cruelty against Hindus & his anti Kannada rule.”

The controversy surrounding Tipu Sultan was reignited by Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa ahead of the Tipu Jayanti, the birth anniversary of Tipu Sultan observed in November. “Never Tipu Jayanti – we are going to drop everything, even in textbooks also – that also we are thinking,” Yediyurappa said.

According to reports, the controversy was brewing from the last couple of days after a BJP MLA from Madikeri, Appachu Ranjan wrote a letter to the state education minister saying that Tipu Sultan is not portrayed in the right manner in the textbooks and thus asking all references to him be removed from the textbooks.

Tipu Sultan has been a polarising figure in the state of Karnataka where people’s opinion about him range from him being a fierce freedom fighter to a tyrannical despot.

Also Read- The legacy of Tipu Sultan: Here is why Mandyam Iyengars of Karnataka observe Diwali as a day of mourning

The MLA who first suggested to remove Tipu Sultan from school textbooks belonged to Madikeri, a town located in Kodagu region which was an area much affected during the reign of Tipu Sultan. Incidentally, it also witnessed the strongest protests when the Congress government led by Siddaramaiah started celebrating Tipu Jayanti in the state.

Earlier this year, after coming to power in the state, BS Yediyurappa had overturned the previous Congress government’s decision of celebrating Tipu Jayanti by ordering a state-wide cancellation of all Tipu Jayanti celebrations observed in Karnataka.

While the BJP considers Tipu Sultan as a cruel oppressor who committed unspeakable atrocities against his Hindu subjects, the Congress party unwaveringly regard him as a freedom fighter.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

Searched termsKarnataka
OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

 

Related Articles

Trending now

During Delhi Riots, NDTV cropped stones from rooftop of mosques, now it paints violent mobs in tractor rally as humanitarian

NDTV tried to downplay the chaos by claiming that protesters made way for an ambulance that was stuck in Tractor Rally

Protesting mob enters Red Fort, unfurl the Sikh flag, Terrorist outfit SFJ had demanded Khalistani flag to be hoisted: Details

The protestors have hoisted the flag on Red Fort that appears to be the Sikh Flag. Some believe it is the Khalistan Flag.

Watch: So-called farmers deliberately run tractors over police personnel, assault woman officer during tractor rally

A group of protestors have now reached the Red Fort and unfurled a flag there.

Protesting ‘farmers’ from Punjab use Indian flag to beat up Police, pelt stones: Watch

In another such visuals, the 'farmers' can be seen pelting stones at Delhi Police personnel. These 'farmers' are also holding the national flag as they attack the Delhi Police.

Farmers Tractor Rally: Mob break barricade to reach Red Fort and India Gate, just what Khalistani terror outfit had called for

Delhi is in grips of chaos as the farmer tractor rally defied route and broke police barricades to reach ITO and Red Fort

Pakistanis spew venom, cheer violence by farmers’ on India’s Republic Day

Some Pakistanis also tried to further the separatist Khalistani agenda while spreading falsehoods against Indian government.

Recently Popular

Professor who translated Rahul Gandhi’s “don’t need army if farmers are strong” speech in Erode faints after the speech: Reports

Muhammed Imran, who translated Rahul Gandhi's speech at Erode, collapsed after interpreting the speech from English to Tamil

Is it actor Prosenjit Chatterjee in the portrait of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose inaugurated by President Kovind? A fact check

It was claimed that it was actor Prosenjit Chatterjee in the portrait of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose inaugurated by President Kovind.

Ashoka University Assistant Professor mocks Lord Ram while trying to troll President of India over false accusations

Neelanjan Sircar works as an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Ashoka University and also a also at the Centre for Policy Research.

Protesting mob enters Red Fort, unfurl the Sikh flag, Terrorist outfit SFJ had demanded Khalistani flag to be hoisted: Details

The protestors have hoisted the flag on Red Fort that appears to be the Sikh Flag. Some believe it is the Khalistan Flag.

Donating for construction of Ram Mandir? Beware of these fraud UPI IDs

Beware of fraudsters. UPI IDs which are similar to the real UPI ID for Ram Mandir donation have propped up.
- Advertisement -

 

During Delhi Riots, NDTV cropped stones from rooftop of mosques, now it paints violent mobs in tractor rally as humanitarian

NDTV tried to downplay the chaos by claiming that protesters made way for an ambulance that was stuck in Tractor Rally

Congress celebrates Republic Day violence in Delhi where protesting mob attacked police, Khalistanis ran riot

The Congress party is celebrating the violence that has been unleashed at the national capital on Republic Day with Khalistani involvement.

Republic Day tableaus: Chants of Jai Shri Ram from UP and Allah hu Akbar from Delhi

Ram Mandir-themed tableau of Uttar Pradesh was one of the main attractions of R-Day parade.

Protesting mob enters Red Fort, unfurl the Sikh flag, Terrorist outfit SFJ had demanded Khalistani flag to be hoisted: Details

The protestors have hoisted the flag on Red Fort that appears to be the Sikh Flag. Some believe it is the Khalistan Flag.

Watch: So-called farmers deliberately run tractors over police personnel, assault woman officer during tractor rally

A group of protestors have now reached the Red Fort and unfurled a flag there.

Here is how the mob during their tractor rally tried to lynch a policeman, pelt stones

The farmer protesters have broken barricades and have begun attacking the police personnel during the tractor parade.

Protesting ‘farmers’ from Punjab use Indian flag to beat up Police, pelt stones: Watch

In another such visuals, the 'farmers' can be seen pelting stones at Delhi Police personnel. These 'farmers' are also holding the national flag as they attack the Delhi Police.

Farmers Tractor Rally: Mob break barricade to reach Red Fort and India Gate, just what Khalistani terror outfit had called for

Delhi is in grips of chaos as the farmer tractor rally defied route and broke police barricades to reach ITO and Red Fort

As it was in 2020, so shall it be in 2021? After Constable Ratan Lal was shot by rioters last year, ‘protesters’ use swords...

The farmer protesters in Delhi have taken to using swords against the Delhi Police during the tractor parade on Republic Day.

Pakistanis spew venom, cheer violence by farmers’ on India’s Republic Day

Some Pakistanis also tried to further the separatist Khalistani agenda while spreading falsehoods against Indian government.

Connect with us

245,563FansLike
496,912FollowersFollow
22,900SubscribersSubscribe