GSGMC demands to remove DU book's chapter calling Bhagat Singh a terrorist
The Sikh body demanded that the chapter must be removed from the syllabus.
Ghaziabad: Threatening a protest, Ghaziabad Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (GSGMC) on Satutday demanded the Centre to remove the chapter from a textbook of the Delhi University in which freedom fighter Bhagat Singh has been called a "revolutionary terrorist".
Sardar Manjit Singh, President of GSGMC, today said that they have lodged their protest against the BJP government over the issue. The government has "insulted" martyrs who fought for freedom and died, he said.
The Sikh body demanded that the chapter must be removed from the syllabus with immediate effect otherwise they will stage a protest.
It also demanded to ban the film Santa Banta Pvt ltd.
The book titled "India's Struggle for Independence" has been part of DU's curriculum for over two decades. Authored by noted historian Bipin Chandra and Mridula Mukherjee, the book mentions Bhagat Singh, Chandra Shekhar Azad, Surya Sen and others as "revolutionary terrorists" in Chapter 20.