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West Bengal text book labels freedom fighters as terrorists

A class 8 history text book in West Bengal has described freedom fighters who sacrificed their life for India as terrorists. The textbook published by the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education has a chapter on “revolutionary terrorism” and castigates bravehearts like Khudiram Bose, Jatindranath Mukherjee and Prafulla Chaki as “extremists” and “terrorists". The book has already created a huge controversy with historians and political parties up in arms.

Aug 07, 2014, 19:34 PM IST