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Gujarat text book blunder bringing shame to India: Congress

Press Trust of India  |  Itanagar 

The blunder in a school text book referring to Jesus Christ as 'haivaan' (devil) has brought shame to India, Committee president Takam Sanjoy said today.

This was particularly shameful as was the land of Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Ballav Bhai Patel and Prime Minister Modi, Sanjoy told PTI.

He called for immediate remedial steps to assuage the hurt sentiment of Indians, particularly the Christian community.

The class IX Hindi language textbook published by the State School Textbook Board has used 'haivaan' (devil) before Jesus Christ, instead of the intended word 'bhagwan' (God) in one of its chapters, which triggered protests from Christians.

The board has removed the controversial word in the online version of the book available on its website.

Sanjoy also lauded and Governor P B Acharya for writing to his counterpart Om Prakash Kohli about this issue.

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First Published: Wed, June 14 2017. 19:23 IST