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NCERT Textbooks Deletions: Tear Gas, Water Cannons Used To Disperse Protesting Kerala Students

The NCERT’s latest revision has received heavy criticism from academics, as well as Opposition politicians, who came up in arms against the Narendra Modi-led government

Kerala students protest against changes in NCERT books
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As the NCERT continues to face criticism for "rationalisation" of its textbooks, Kerala student union joined in by protesting outside the AG's office in Thirvunanthapuram. The police allegedly used water cannons and tear gas shells to disperse the crowd.

According to reports, around 300 members of the Kerala Students Union joined the protests and raised slogans against the Centre. 

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan too earlier strongly condemned the dropping of certain chapters and portions from NCERT Class 12 textbooks and alleged that "complete saffronisation" of academic books was the objective behind the move. 

Outlook has previously reported on how political parties are often guilty of trying to change the past according to their ideologies.

Outlook's July 2022 magazine issue titled 'Errors, Ommissions, Insertions' also looked at the syllabus rationalisation process by NCERT in the context of politicisation of history and the politics of exclusion.

(With inputs from PTI)

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