A protest was held against the distortion of historical facts in the books of the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB). Various Sikh organizations have demanded a ban on history textbooks still taught in grade 12 in council-affiliated schools.
Former President of the Institute of Sikh Studies, Gurpreet Singh, claimed that although the ban was declared in 2017, these books are still used by teachers in their schools under the pretext of not having an alternative text. . Dr. Kirpal Singh’s committee was formed in 2017 to replace these books for derogatory and unfounded/false remarks about Sikh Gurus and other personalities. They demanded the complete removal of these books immediately and the registration of FIRs against those responsible for this heinous act.
Speakers including Baldev Singh Sirsa, Dr. Gurpre and Singh Sandhu; Gurpreet Singh, Past President, Institute of Sikh Studies, Chandigarh; and RP Singh of the Akhand Kirtani Jatha, said the non-implementation of the ban not only hurt the feelings of all Punjabis who live by the ideals of the Guru’s message, but also caused confusion in the spirit of the young students who studied these texts.
They announced that a commotion was planned for Tuesday outside the PSEB office, where people from other states and SKM representatives were expected. Appealing to the new government of Punjab, they hoped that it would solve this problem as a priority.