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Row as Rajasthan proposes changes in Savarkar study

IANS  |  Jaipur 

The government has courted controversy by proposing changes in freedom fighter and proponent Vinayak Damodar Savarkar's profile in the school syllabus.

Three years ago, the then BJP government had introduced Savarkar in the school syllabus as a freedom fighter, a patriot and great revolutionary.

The new government wants to change this profile and portray Savarkar as a man who sent four mercy petitions to the to get freedom after being tortured at the in the

This has triggered a war of words between the and the BJP.

"The hates and is therefore trying to belittle the heroism of Savarkar, who is associated with and the saffron parties," said former Minister

"Biographies of revolutionaries were included in the syllabus so that children could seek inspiration from them. Changing the facts about their life is insulting them," Devnani added.

for Govind Singh Dotasara said the changes have been proposed based on the recommendations of a committee formed to review the school syllabus.

"There is no politics in this matter. But we will look into the matter if there are still any issues," he said.

too said: "Every party in power discusses and reviews a state's policy based on its ideology. The did so during its term. We are doing the same now. But the changes are still a proposal based on the recommendations of a committee formed to review the school syllabus."



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First Published: Mon, May 13 2019. 19:42 IST