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Centre to remove remarks against Jat community from NCERT books

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Oct 23 (UNI) Union Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh has assured Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda that the derogatory remarks against Jat community in the text books published by National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) would be removed with immediate effect.

Mr Singh said in addition to this, if any derogatory remarks against any caste and community were found published in NCERT text books, they would also be removed.

Dr Singh said special attention would be given to ensure that such remarks against any caste or community would not be published in text books in the future.

The Minister gave this assurance when Mr Hooda, leading a delegation, met him here last evening.

Mr Hooda said necessary guidelines be issued to the departments concerned to ensure that such a thing does not happen further, which hurt the sentiments of people.

The delegation apprised the Minister about the resentment in the Jat community due to publication of such comments.

The members of the delegation included Delhi's Health Minister Dr Yoga Nand Shastri, member of Parliament from outer Delhi Sajjan Kumar, member of Rajya Sabha Harender Malik, former member of Parliament Sona Ram Chaudhry and President of All India Jat Mahasabha Virender Singh.

Mr Virender Singh said the confusion prevailing in the Jat community would be cleared by the announcement while applauding Dr Singh and Mr Hooda for taking the right steps in this direction.


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