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Apologize to Sikhs over textbook content: SGPC tells Amarinder

IANS  |  Chandigarh 

The (SGPC) on Friday asked to "apologize" to the community for the distortion of history in revised textbooks of senior classes of School Education Board (PSEB).

Following a meeting of the SGPC held in on Sunday, a resolution was passed asking to apologize for the controversial contents in the Class 12 textbooks. The meeting passed a resolution against the government in this regard.

"This is a grave sin that has been committed by distorting history. The responsibility for this lies on He should apologize to the Sikh community," SGPC Longowal told the media in Amritsar, around 250 km from here.

"There should be action taken against the expert committee which allowed such glaring distortion in Sikh history to take place and be published in textbooks. The of the expert committee (on deciding content for the textbooks), Dr Kirpal Singh, should have apologized for the wrong done but he has tried to justify the distortion. We have removed him from the Sikh history project being undertaken for the SGPC," Longowal said.

The SGPC and other Sikh organisations and experts have objected to the distortion of Sikh hitory in the textbooks in the portrayal of Guru Arjan Dev, Guru Hargobind, Guru Tegh Bahadur and the 10th Guru,

The SGPC had earlier demanded registration of a case and arrest of the expert committee members and others connected with the publication of the textbooks.

Former had earlier said that no Sikh could tolerate the claim as written in the new book that fled from Chamkaur Sahib without informing anyone and that the Mughals did not order the martyrdom of the fifth Guru, Arjan Dev, but had merely "fined" him.



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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 17:02 IST