Panel recommendations on removal of cartoons to be examined

Last Updated: Friday, July 6, 2012 - 20:50

New Delhi: A national monitoring committee on textbooks will examine a panel`s recommendations on July 14 on removal of certain cartoons from political science book amid indications that NCERT is reluctant to accept them in toto.

The committee will examine the suggestions of the Thorat panel, which was set up to review the textbooks following the Ambedkar cartoon row, and the dissent note of one of the panel members M S S Pandian.

Sources said barring one or two cartoons which invited controversy, NCERT is against removal of others as it found little rationale in removing them as has been suggested by the Thorat panel.

New Delhi: A national monitoring committee on textbooks will examine a panel`s recommendations on July 14 on removal of certain cartoons from political science book amid indications that NCERT is reluctant to accept them in toto.

The committee will examine the suggestions of the Thorat panel, which was set up to review the textbooks following the Ambedkar cartoon row, and the dissent note of one of the panel members M S S Pandian.

Sources said barring one or two cartoons which invited controversy, NCERT is against removal of others as it found little rationale in removing them as has been suggested by the Thorat panel.

Former NCERT textbook advisor Yogendra Yadav, who resigned in the wake of the Ambedkar cartoon row along with Suhas Palashikar, gave point-by-point clarification about the cartoons selected for the textbook and the idea of having them during a consultative meeting with NCERT on July 4.

PTI



First Published: Friday, July 6, 2012 - 20:49

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