Karnataka to exclude lessons on RSS founder from school syllabus

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A file photo of RSS workers holding knives during as they shout slogans.

Bengaluru: Congress-led Karnataka government is all set to drop lessons on RSS founder Keshav Baliram Hedgewar for the students this academic year.

It has also been decided to issue directions to teachers not to teach other lessons included during the tenure of the BJP government, IANS reported.

The report quoting sources explained that the Congress government would issue a circular soon in this regard.

The lessons on the right-winger Chakravarthy Sulibele and scholar Bannanje Govindacharya will also be dropped.

Since the textbooks of the 2023-24 academic year have already been published, the government would not order republication, but ask teachers to exclude the lessons.

It was decided on Tuesday at the meeting chaired by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and attended by Education Minister Madhu Bangarappa and progressive thinkers, the report quoted sources further saying.

It has also been decided to drop controversial and objectionable texts from teaching, examination and evaluation process.

Siddaramaiah directed that a committee be formed to look into the controversial content added during the tenure of BJP and submit a report in a week.

The matter is likely to be discussed in the cabinet before the issue of an official circular.

Earlier, Siddaramaiah had made a categorical statement that the content, which poisons the mind of students, would be deleted.

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