Sant Bhindranwale Termed ‘Terrorist’ in Maharashtra School Book !!


Sant Bhindrawale should be removed from Maharashtra school syllabus: Dhumma. In the event of non-modification of the syllabus, the warning was taken into court of surat. Asked for immediate action by the Maharashtra Chief Minister and Education Minister. Damdami Taksaal, taking strict notice of inclusion of objectionable content related to Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale in the ninth grade syllabus in Maharashtra schools, warns of taking the matter to court in the event of not amending the syllabus within 15 days.

History and Political Science-Book by Maharashtra Board - Title Page of the Controversial Book

Title Page of the Controversial Book

Sant Giani Harnam Singh Khalsa, Head of the Damdami Taksal, wrote a letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnivas, Education Minister Mr. Vinod Tawde and Director of the State Bureau of Justice, Dr. Sunil, in a letter addressed to the Home Department by the Government of India and the Punjab Police regarding Sant Bhindranwale There is no record of being “terrorist” and providing proof that FIR is not registered in any police station against them On page 6 and 10 of the State Bureau of Test Books for the History and Political Science of the School for the Class XII School, on the 6th and 10th of the State Bureau of Inheritance, using the word “terrorist” was not irresponsible and misleading. Demanded to do.

He said that this issue is a sensitive issue for the Sikh community and giving false information about Sant Bhindranwale could lead to hatred towards the Sikh community among students and innocent children. He said that Sikh students of Maharashtra are afraid to create misunderstandings against their hero and great Sikh preacher. He said that it is the responsibility of the state governments to stop the feeling of hatred towards the minority community. Sant Harnam Singh said that the Home Department responded to an RTI by letter No. 17014/1/2017 dated April 5, 2017 that the government has no record of being a “terrorist” of Sant Bhindranwale. He further said that Punjab Police replied in reply to VRTI that there was no FIR lodged in any police station against Sant Bhindranwale.

Nor has they been named “terrorist” till June 1984. He urged the Chief Minister to take the concerned department to the fore immediately after examining the matter and urged for immediate removal of such objectionable, non-responsible and misleading information from the school syllabus. Sant Harnam Singh Khalsa said that the leaders of Maharashtra S. Jaspal Singh Sidhu Chairman Charanjit Singh Happy President Gurdwara Committee Kumbha, Inderjit under the leadership of Supreme Sikh Council Igha force and ownership has created a committee of Singh force. Which will help the government in solving the said case.

On this occasion, the President of Shiromani Committee, Prof. Kirpal Singh Badungar lauded the decision taken for the commemoration of the martyr’s soldiers. They expressed deep anguish over the sad demise of the priest Sultan Masih in Ludhiana and said that some misguided opponents want to spoil the atmosphere of Punjab who need to be cautious. via sikhsiyasat , doabamedia

 

ਕਦੋਂ ਤੱਕ ਹੁੰਦੇ ਰਹਿਣਗੇ ਮਹਾਰਾਸ਼ਟਰਾ ‘ਚ ਸਿੱਖਾਂ ਨਾਲ ਵਿਤਕਰੇ ?
ਭਾਰਤੀ ਪ੍ਰਚਾਰਤੰਤਰ ਵਲੋਂ ਦਾਅਵੇ ਕੀਤੇ ਜਾਂਦੇ ਹਨ ਭਾਰਤੀ ਸੰਵਿਧਾਨ ਤਹਿਤ ਸਭ ਨੂੰ ਬਰਾਬਰੀ ਦੇ
ਪਰ, ਭਾਰਤ ਵਿੱਚ ਘੱਟ ਗਿਣਤੀਆਂ ਅਤੇ ਖ਼ਾਸ ਤੌਰ ‘ਤੇ ਸਿੱਖਾਂ ਨਾਲ ਸੰਬੰਧਿਤ ਜ਼ਮੀਨੀ ਹਕੀਕਤ ਬੇਹੱਦ ਦਰਦਨਾਕ ਹੈ
ਮਹਾਰਾਸ਼ਟਰਾ ਵਿੱਚ ਸਾਹਮਣੇ ਆਉਂਦੀਆਂ ਹਨ ਚੌਂਕਾ ਦੇਣ ਵਾਲੀਆਂ ਹਕੀਕਤਾਂ

 

The Taksal has conveyed to them that there was no case against Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, a fact substantiated by information received by way of a RTI query from none else than Union Home Ministry.

 

Following are the texts of letters sent by Damdami Taksal to Maharashtra CM, Education Minister and the Director of Text Book Board.

 

Letter to CM Maharashtra.

 

Date: 16th July 2017.

Shri Devendra Fadnavis Ji,

Honorable Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

 

Subject: The misguiding & misleading information about Sant Jarnail Singh Ji Khalsa Bhindranwale printed in your First Edition of 2017 “History & Political Science” textbook for Standard IX on page 6 & 10.

 

Respected Sir,

 

We have received complaints along with the copies of the extract from the “History & Political Science” textbook in which your department has mentioned Sant Jarnail Singh Ji Khalsa Bhindranwale as a “Terrorist” in the syllabus of “History & Political Science” of Standard IX on page number 6 & 10.

 

A clarification in this regard with proper documentary evidence is being submitted to you along with this letter for your necessary reference. Also, this matter has been forwarded to the concerned Director of the Maharashtra State Bureau of Text Book Production and Curriculum Research, Senapati Bapat Marg, Pune.

 

We request your good self to interfere in this sensitive issue so that this matter is brought to a righteous end at the earliest.

 

Thanking you

Yours faithfully

 

Sant Gyani Harnam Singh Khalsa Bhindranwale,

Head – Damdami Taksal, Jatha Bhindran Mehta,

President – Gurmat Sidhant Parchark Sant Samaj

Amritsar, Punjab.

 

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Letter to Education Minister of  Maharashtra

 

Date: 17th July 2017.

Shri Vinod Tawde

Minister of Education Maharashtra

 

Subject: The misguiding & misleading information about Sant Jarnail Singh Ji Khalsa Bhindranwale printed in your First Edition of 2017 “History & Political Science” textbook for Standard IX on page 6 & 10.

 

Respected Sir,

 

We have received complaints along with the copies of the extract from the “History & Political Science” textbook in which your department has mentioned Sant Jarnail Singh Ji Khalsa Bhindranwale as a “Terrorist” in the syllabus of “History & Political Science” of Standard IX on page number 6 & 10.

 

We strongly condemn this wanton and irresponsible act by your department for disseminating sensitive information to impressionable minds of school students that would put the Sikh community in poor light and spread hatred specifically against the Sikh students in Maharashtra.

 

Our contention is supported with the RTI information received from the Punjab state Police Department and the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India that are attached herewith with this letter for your further reference.

 

  1. The RTI replies received from State Government Police Department’s Anti-Extremist Cell vide reference no. 209/Ext dated 13/04/2017 shows that there were “NIL” FIR complaints in the Government records against Sant Jarnail Singh ji Khalsa Bhindranwale and also states that He was not referred as a “Terrorist” in any of the Punjab State official records before June 1984.

 

  1.  Further, the Ministry of Home Affairs (Internal Security-I Division), Government of India vide letter no. 17014/1/2017-IS.VII dated 5th April 2017 had clearly mentioned that there are no records available with them, which has termed Sant Jarnail Singh ji Khalsa Bhindranwale as a “Terrorist” in any of the official records of Government of India.

 

We demand from you, the source of information, which could be considered as reliable enough and verified by your department, on the basis of which this sensitive information is included in the Class IX syllabus. We also seek the information about the process that your department follows for prior cross-checking the facts before putting any information in the public domain.

 

This act of yours have forced/compelled the Sikh students of Maharashtra be at a receiving end of the negative image that is being created for a greatest Sikh religious preacher Sant Jarnail Singh Ji Khalsa Bhindranwale. This act of yours is also an act of insensitive demeanvour towards the minority section of the society. It is not only a sense of embarrassment to the Sikh Students who are studying the above mention syllabus, it also put them at risk of hate crimes against them.

 

We seek a written reply to the above said within next 15 days of the receipt of this letter and at the same time we make a strong demand to withdraw all such objectionable material from being circulated till this matter is brought to a righteous end.

 

If you fail to provide the required information on time, we will be compelled to take this matter in the Court.

 

Thanking you

Yours faithfully

 

Sant Gyani Harnam Singh Khalsa Bhindranwale,

Head – Damdami Taksal, Jatha Bhindran Mehta,

President – Gurmat Sidhant Parchark Sant Samaj

Amritsar, Punjab.

 

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Letter to Director – Maharashtra State Bureau of Text Book

 

Date: 17th July 2017.

Dr Sunil Magar

Director – Maharashtra State Bureau of Text Book

Production and Curriculum Research, Senapati Bapat Marg,

Pune 411004

 

Subject: The misguiding & misleading information about Sant Jarnail Singh Ji Khalsa Bhindranwale printed in your First Edition of 2017 “History & Political Science” textbook for Standard IX on page 6 & 10.

 

Respected Sir,

 

We have received complaints along with the copies of the extract from the “History & Political Science” textbook in which your department has mentioned Sant Jarnail Singh Ji Khalsa Bhindranwale as a “Terrorist” in the syllabus of “History & Political Science” of Standard IX on page number 6 & 10.

 

We strongly condemn this wanton and irresponsible act by your department for disseminating sensitive information to impressionable minds of school students that would put the Sikh community in poor light and spread hatred specifically against the Sikh students in Maharashtra.

 

Our contention is supported with the RTI information received from the Punjab state Police Department and the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India that are attached herewith with this letter for your further reference.

 

  1. The RTI replies received from State Government Police Department’s Anti-Extremist Cell vide reference no. 209/Ext dated 13/04/2017 shows that there were “NIL” FIR complaints in the Government records against Sant Jarnail Singh ji Khalsa Bhindranwale and also states that He was not referred as a “Terrorist” in any of the Punjab State official records before June 1984.

 

  1. Further, the Ministry of Home Affairs (Internal Security-I Division), Government of India vide letter no. 17014/1/2017-IS.VII dated 5th April 2017 had clearly mentioned that there are no records available with them, which has termed Sant Jarnail Singh ji Khalsa Bhindranwale as a “Terrorist” in any of the official records of Government of India.

 

We demand from you, the source of information, which could be considered as reliable enough and verified by your department, on the basis of which this sensitive information is included in the Class IX syllabus. We also seek the information about the process that your department follows for prior cross-checking the facts before putting any information in the public domain.

 

This act of yours have forced/compelled the Sikh students of Maharashtra be at a receiving end of the negative image that is being created for a greatest Sikh religious preacher Sant Jarnail Singh Ji Khalsa Bhindranwale. This act of yours is also an act of insensitive demeanvour towards the minority section of the society. It is not only a sense of embarrassment to the Sikh Students who are studying the above mention syllabus, it also put them at risk of hate crimes against them.

 

We seek a written reply to the above said within next 15 days of the receipt of this letter and at the same time we make a strong demand to withdraw all such objectionable material from being circulated till this matter is brought to a righteous end.

 

If you fail to provide the required information on time, we will be compelled to take this matter in the Court.

 

Thanking you

Yours faithfully

 

Sant Gyani Harnam Singh Khalsa Bhindranwale,

Head – Damdami Taksal, Jatha Bhindran Mehta,

President – Gurmat Sidhant Parchark Sant Samaj

Amritsar, Punjab.

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