WEB DESK: A private school in India introduced Parvez Musharaf’s name in its list of 6 great personalities. The book, which is for the students of class III, also carries his picture.
The decision of the school in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh shocked many in India as they see the former Army Chief and President as the mastermind of the Kargil War with India in 1999.
The District Bar Association (DBA) in Jabalpur has taken a strong objection to the lesson and complained to the district authorities in this regard, following which the school has withdrawn the book.
Amit Sahu and Vinay Mishra of the DBA were quoted as saying, “The book written by Pankaj Jain and published by Gayatri Publication has put Musharraf’s picture among the portraits of six great personalities.”
“This is highly objectionable. Under the Musharraf regime in Pakistan, the Kargil War took place, in which many Indian soldiers lost their lives,” they said.
“It is a folly on the part of the state and central education departments that a lesson is being taught to children at this tender age, which shows Musharraf as a great personality,” they said, “This amounts to playing with the future of the children.”
The book, however, claims that its contents were in accordance with the syllabus of National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT).
Principal of the school, Manorama Awasthi, said, “When the content of the book was brought to our notice, we immediately withdrew it.”
Source: One India