HC reserves order on plea for deletion of chapter

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday reserved its order on a plea seeking deletion of a chapter from school textbooks that refers to the leader of Khalistani movement, Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, as a ‘terrorist.’ Advocate Amritpal Singh Khalsa filed the petition in 2017 stating that there was no material, no FIR, no chargesheet and no conviction against Bhindranwale and all of these had been known in an RTI petition. Mr. Khalsa said, “If one wants to portray Bhindranwale to be a terrorist then one should show how many people died in Operation Blue Star and Delhi riots.” He urged the court to pass a direction to the State so that the chapter could be removed. Senior counsel V.A. Thorat, appearing for the State, told the court that textbook preparations undergo a thorough process and they had already been printed twice. He said that if the State wanted to make any changes on its own then it was different but the court should not give any direction on this.

Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/hc-reserves-order-on-plea-for-deletion-of-chapter/article25676260.ece

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