JD (U) raises DU text book issue in RS

New Delhi : The Janata Dal (United) today raised the issue of a Delhi University textbook labelling freedom fighter Bhagat Singh as a ‘revolutionary terrorist’ in the Parliament.

Taking a strong note of the issue, JD (U) leader K.C. Tyagi demanded amendments in the text book during his address in the Rajya Sabha.

Meanwhile, the government has assured that it would take appropriate steps in this matter.

“JDU’s KC Tyagi has raised a serious issue. I will convey the info to the concerned minister for appropriate steps,” said Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.

Tyagi told ANI yesterday that his party would raise the issue in the Rajya Sabha.

According to reports, history textbook prescribed by the Delhi University has labelled freedom fighter Bhagat Singh as a ‘revolutionary terrorist’.

The book also calls the Chittagong movement a ‘terrorist act’, while Sanders killing has been called an ‘act of terrorism’.

The freedom fighter’s family has reportedly demanded the HRD Ministry to look into the matter and make appropriate changes in the textbook. (ANI)