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Amarinder must apologise for distortion of Sikh history in school books: SGPC

Press Trust of India  |  Amritsar 

Gobind Singh Friday held responsible for the alleged distortion of history in the revised school textbooks and sought his apology.

Talking to here, said a special meet with various religious and scholars was organised in the (SGPC) complex on Friday and it was decided that the CM must issue an unconditional apology.

"If the CM doesn't tender an apology... the would be forced to adopt a legal remedy," he said.

The had earlier clarified that the controversial text books of senior classes would not be introduced until an expert group reviews the matter.

He had also directed the (PSEB) to continue with the existing history textbooks.

further alleged that the "repeated distortions" were an attempt by the government in Punjab to ensure that the future generations of Sikhs do not take pride in their heritage.

"on it's part will not allow this conspiracy to succeed," he said, adding that that the body will not allow anyone to use derogatory words in history books against Gurus.

"We can't tolerate this at any cost and are ready for any sacrifice to protect the honour and dignity of Gurus and Sikh religion," he added.

Longowal said that the SGPC was all set to publish its Sikh religious books and will be reviewing those authored by who was instrumental in preparing the controversial history text books of the PSEB.

"Keeping in view the gross distortion of facts in the 12thstandard text books, SGPC decided to disassociate itself from and the books published by SGPC and authored by him would also be reviewed," he said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 20:35 IST
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