RSS activist Dina Nath Batra in a recommendation to the NCERT demanded that Urdu and Arabic words to be removed from school text books. Resonating similar views, Congress leader Pramod Tiwari stated that BJP and RSS talk about unity but when time comes they break it in no time.
Along with five pages of recommendations, the Nyas, headed by Dina Nath Batra, a former head of Vidya Bharati, the education wing of the RSS, has attached pages from several NCERT textbooks, with the portions that it wants removed marked and underlined.
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State’s textbook board unleashes Dina Nath Batra, tormentor of authors and publishers, on young minds.
To make students aware of Indian culture, Batra recommends his own three-language system to be followed in schools.
The Dina Nath Batra episodes show that self-censorship is an issue that publishers, writers and readers need to address seriously and urgently.
Writer Megha Kumar contests Orient’s claim of its decision being a “pre-release” move, noting that the book has been on sale since April 15.
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Dina Nath Batra warned that unless the book is withdrawn by March 10, 2014, he would take legal action and also launch an agitation for the same.
Where is the political, judicial leadership to stand up to attempts to silence the writer?
The repeated adjournments in the 15th Lok Sabha are condemnable.
RSS man Batra behind NCERT changes, pushes for 2014 ‘school manifesto’.
Courts, publishers, educators and professional offence mongers are to blame.