Chandigarh: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has strongly objected to misinformation about Sikh history in books printed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) . SGPC president advocate Harjinder Singh Dhami said the NCERT was misrepresenting the historical narrative associated with Sikhs.
Dhami said that recently NCERT made changes in Class 12 history book and he objected to information published related to Anandpur Sahib resolution citing that it has hurt the sentiments of Sikhs.
He said that it is not appropriate to present Sikhs as separatists while interpreting the views of Sri Anandpur Sahib, so NCERT should withdraw it immediately.
Advocate Dhami said that along with this, communal action has been taken by removing some information from the 12th book and adding some new information. It is sad that wrong changes are being made by the present central government. The syllabus of minorities in particular is being abolished and arbitrary curriculum is being made.
Advocate Dhami said that the vote of Sri Anandpur Sahib is a historical document, in which there is nothing wrong. It talks about the rights of the states and sadly, the situation remains the same even today. The rights and interests of the states are being ignored.
Dhami said the spirit of communalism reflected in the curriculum was not in consonance with the country’s interests.