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Govt likely to drop lessons on Tipu Sultan from text books
Karnataka

Govt likely to drop lessons on Tipu Sultan from text books

Agency News

Bengaluru, Oct 29 : The state Government, after deciding to do away with the plans to celebrate Tipu Sultan birth anniversary, is now thinking on dropping the lessons on Tipu Sultan in school textbooks.

According to reliable sources, the Primary and Secondary Education minister S Suresh Kumar, had reportedly sought a report from the department on dropping the lessons on Tipu Sultan.

The minister’s action was prompted by a representation made from the BJP MLA, from Madikeri, Appachu Ranjan, seeking to remove all chapters on Tipu Sultan, the legendary warrior, who was a nightmare to the British rulers in the late 19th centuries, from the state text books.

The BJP MLA, Ranjan, in his letter has reportedly claimed that Tipu Sultan had been glorified in the history textbooks and all the information provided about him were not true. (UNI)