After NCERT, National Open School book calls Bhagat Singh terrorist

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New Delhi, Jul 10 (UNI) After NCERT, it is the National Open School which is embroiled in a controversy for calling hardcore patriots 'terrorists' in its Class XII text books.

Describing it as ''national shame'', Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Jagdish Mukhi said to term Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Chandrashekhar Azad 'terrorists' in History books of plus-2 level was tantamount to forgeting the sacrifices made by freedom fighters.

''No example could be worse in describing a thankless nation, and the entire blame is on the government.'' Calling for immediate removal of the 'anamoly' and punishment to those responsible for the mistake, Mr Mukhi said the freedom fighters were called 'terrorists' nine times in a single chapter.

''I had written to the Union HRD Minister Arjun Singh on July 3 and to the National Institute of Open School chairman M C Pant on June 9 but nothing has been done so far.'' At least they could have sent a circular effecting necessary changes, he said, adding that he would soon meet the minister and ''would see that the change is done within a month.'' UNI AN AKJ HS1525

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