RPI activists claim NCERT book defames Ambedkar

Mumbai: Activists of RPI on Monday burnt a copy of the NCERT 11th class political science book here, alleging that it contained a derogatory cartoon of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar.

"It is a tragedy that while the world has lauded Ambedkar's role in framing an ideal Constitution for India, NCERT has defamed him by publishing such a cartoon," RPI leader Ramdas Athawale said.

Union HRD minister Kapil Sibal should resign for being responsible for this major error, he said. The book should be banned, he added.

RPI activists later burnt a copy of the book.