Guwahati, Sept 27, 2020 (Yes Punjab News)
Punjab Crisis & anti-Sikh riots of 1984 now stand dropped from the syllabus of Higher Secondary students in Assam.
A decision has been taken and notified by the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC).
AHSEC has notified the changes in its syllabus vide notification issued on September 5, 2020. READ NOTIFICATION HERE – Page 64
This is not the only topic that has been withdrawn from the syllabus under the pretext of reduction of the syllabus by 30% for various streams in view of COVID-19 situation.
This is not the only chapter that is being dropped from courses in History and Political Sciences. The other important chapters include ‘Garibi Hatao’ and the ‘Navnirman’ movement in Gujarat besides first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s contribution to nation-building, his foreign policy, his term, and the first three general elections that etched India’s stand in the modern world as a thriving democracy and other units from the higher secondary’s 1st and 2nd-year courses in History and Political Science.
Chapters including Mandal Commission Report, the United Front and NDA Governments, the 2004 elections won by the UPA to form the government, the Ayodhya dispute and the 2002 Gujarat riots will also be out of the syllabus now.
Chapters are not being done away with completely, but students will now on not be tested on these chapters during their examinations.
The move has been severely criticized by politicians, academicians, and scholars who have accused the state government of ‘saffronisation’ of the syllabus.