Citing 'overlapping', NCERT removes portions on 2002 Gujarat riots, Emergency, Mughal courts from class 12 books
The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has cited ''overlapping'' and ''irrelevant'' as reasons for dropping those portions from the syllabus.
Many of these changes were announced earlier this year when the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) rationalised its syllabi in April.
Listing the changes, the NCERT, in a note, said, ''The content of the textbooks has been rationalised for various reasons, including overlapping with similar content in other subject areas in the same class, similar content included in the lower or higher classes on the same subject.
It also stated that difficulty level, content which is easily accessible to students without much intervention from teachers and can be learned by self-learning or peer-learning and content which is irrelevant in the present context have been removed.
In class 12 political science textbook, pages on the topic 'Gujarat Riots' will be excluded from the chapter titled 'Recent Developments in Indian Politics'. The mention of the National Human Rights Commission report on the 2002 violence and the ''raj dharma'' remark by then Prime Minister Atal Bihar Vajpayee has been dropped from the textbook.
Also, chapters titled 'Democracy and Diversity', 'Popular Struggle and movements' and 'Challenges to Democracy' have been dropped.
In the social science textbook of classes seven and eight, references to Dalit writer Omprakash Valmiki were removed. In the class seven textbook titled 'Our Pasts-2', the topic 'Emperors: major campaigns and events', has been removed.
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