This is what I got a message in morning. It was a news which was printed in Hindustan Times in its July 18. 2006 edition. Here is some excerpt from the news –
Freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev have been referred to as terrorists in a textbook of ICSE syllabus, the Maharashtra Legislative Council was informed on Tuesday.
Joshi said the chapter titled `Revival of terrorism’ in the 10th class book of ICSE referred the trio as terrorists.
The minister said the chapter would be expunged. Orders to the effect would be issued on Tuesday itself, he said.
I am not sure if the above action has been taken or not but the message also pointed out the pages of textbooks as follows –
Shame on this government !!! Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev have been referred as terrorists in an ICSE 6th standard class in social science subject text book at page number 64 & 65 in Mumbai…Jai Hind
It is really a disgrace to those martyrs who sacrificed their lives for our future.
Update (March 31, 2007): I visited a link over orkut which was pointing to this post. There was a member who questioned the authenticity of this post as the link to the online HT paper which is provided above is unavailable now and doesn’t open. There was some discussion over that thread until the doubter got the hard copy of same news from newspaper of same date and pasted the same text over the thread Also came across few anti-Indian disturbing communities while visiting orkut after long time – SIKH Nation !!!, I HATE INDIA AND WHAT ABOUT U? and Khalistan Punjabi n Sikhism :M(. This nation is ours.
And all those other die-hard orkut users and cricket fans, do you know that Krish Srikkanth has become almost Google brand ambassador in India after starting a blog over blogger and creating a rather interesting profile over orkut? You can network with him by visiting his profile and other details provided by him over there. No I haven’t added him as my friend because I don’t accept anyone as friend until I don’t know that one well enough. I like him speaking about and promoting cricket but one thing that I dislike about him is that he talks about his 1983 triumph more than anything else. I am happy that veteran celebrities have started appearing online, although slowly.