Board asks all affiliated schools to discard such books, warns of strict action if schools go ahead with same books
Srinagar, Dec 05 : The Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (BOSE) on Sunday said that the History and Civics of edition-2020 for the class 7th published by Delhi based JAY CEE PUBLICATIONS has hurt the sentiments of people.
The Board has accordingly directed all the schools affiliated with either with Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE) or JKBOSE to withdraw the book immediately.
Top official of the JKBOSE informed the news agency— “All the schools of UTs of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh affiliated either with CBSE, JKBOSE or any other Board of the country are directed not to use textbook of “History and Civics “, Edition, 2020 for class 7th published by JAY CEE PUBLICATIONS Pvt Ltd New Delhi.”
“If the textbook is being used in any school, it must be withdrawn immediately; otherwise strict action as warranted under provisions of law shall be initiated,” the official said.
JKBOSE officials said that the board has condemned the act of publication of certain material that has hurt the sentiments of the people. “The publisher is directed to withdraw this textbook immediately from all the schools wherever it has been distributed, in spite of the publishing house having regretted the mistake made by them.”—(KNO)