Delhi University textbook calls Bhagat Singh a terrorist, Smriti Irani says it’s academic murder
In a shocking blunder made in a DU textbook titled ” India’s Struggle for Freedom”. freedom fighter Shaheed Bhagat Singh has been referred to as a terrorist.
In a new controversy, freedom fighter Bhagat Singh has been called a terrorist in a Delhi University textbook titled India’s Struggle for Freedom. According to reports, Bhagat Singh’s compatriots, Chandra Shekhar Azad, Surya Sena and many others who fought and died for India’s freedom have been labelled as ‘revolutionary terrorists’.
The Chittagong movement has been referred to as a ‘terrorist act’ in the book, and the killing of Sanders has been called an ‘act of terrorism’. After the factual mistake was pointed out, many renowned historians and authors have come forward and urged the authorities to rectify the mistake.
This book has been in circulation for almost two and a half decades now. The Janata Dal (United) on Wednesday said it will raise the issue in the Rajya Sabha. “We will be raising the issue of Delhi University textbook referring to Shaheed Bhagat Singh as a ‘terrorist’ in the Rajya Sabha today,” JD-U general secretary K.C. Tyagi told ANI.
Union HRD Minister, Smriti Irani also called in to suggest that no amount of intellectual cover could be used to demean those who have lost their lives. She termed the error as an ‘academic murder’. She told Times Now, “If I am to be called intolerant to ensure that Bhagat Singh is not called a terrorist, then that is a tag I will proudly wear.”
She also gave an assurance that corrections will be made in the chapter and that the disapproval would be expressed to the university.
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