Someone needs to do something about this offensive way of calling Indian revolutionary hero Shaheed Bhagat Singh a ‘terrorist’ in text books.
After being referred to as a ‘revolutionary terrorist’ in an NCERT book, he has now been called the same in a Delhi University’s textbook ‘India’s Struggle for Independence.’
The factual error, which has already started a controversy at the prestigious university, also mentions Chittagong movement led by ‘Masterda’ Surya Sen as a “terrorist act” and states that the revenge killing of Saunders was an “act of terrorism”.
The book repeatedly mentions Bhagat Singh, Chandra Shekhar Azad, Surya Sen and others as “revolutionary terrorists” in Chapter 20.
According to reports, the factual mistake has left many historians and politicians fuming. They have urged authorities to remove these mistakes from the book.
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