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Punjab: Punjab Governing Council Bans 3 History Books Containing Distorted Facts | India News

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CHANDIGARH: The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) banned three Punjab history books on Saturday based on investigative reports that found distorted facts in the books.
Punjab Education Minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer tweeted on Sunday that Sikh history is invaluable to everyone and future generations. He said distorted facts were presented on Sikh history in Class XII books and on the instructions of CM Punjab that he ordered to ban the books and take action against guilty authors and publishers .
These books, which were taught to students in Class XII, include ‘ABC of Punjab History’ written by Manjit Singh Sodhi, ‘Punjab History’ by Mahinderpal Kaur, ‘Punjab History’ by MS Mann.
Baldev Singh Sirsa, a peasant leader and social activist based in Amritsar, and Lakha Sidhana, a gangster turned social activist, had raised objections to various facts about the Sikh gurus mentioned in these history books that Punjabi public school students were reading. Subsequently, the then Minister of School Education, Pargat Singh, ordered an investigation into the books in February.
PSEB Chairman Jograj had constituted an investigation under the former Special Duty Office (OSD) to Director General of School Education Inder Pal Singh Malhotra to examine the contents of these books. Malhotra had submitted his report to the PSEB last month.
The PSEB also ordered an investigation into the content of another book written by AC Arora and three other authors that was being sold without PSEB approval. The chairman of the PSEB said that appropriate action would be taken against the culprits based on the results of the investigation report.