April 28, 2018 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Chandigarh: There are reports that chapters related to the Sikh history expunged from Punjab School Education Board (PSEB)’s Class 12 history books.
The Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) spokesman and former education minister Daljit Singh Cheema has demanded a high-level probe and stern action against the alleged development.
“It is shocking that the state’s own school board has expunged the history makers of Punjab from the history books of Punjab,” said Daljit Singh Cheema. He has also written to chief minister Capt. Amarinder Singh over the issue.
In a press release, Cheema claimed that this move could be part of a “deep rooted conspiracy” to rob the future generations of Punjabis from the knowledge about the history of Sikh Gurus and Sikh warriors of Punjab.
He said corrective measures should be undertaken immediately including ban on sale and distribution of the new Class 12 history book.
Former Education Minister of Punjab said that there were 23 chapters carrying information about Sikh Gurus, Sikh warriors and historical facts about Punjab in the Class 12 history book and claimed that all these chapters had been “removed illogically” and replaced with a half-page description about the glorious period of Sikh history.