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Congress slams Gujarat textbook board

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  14 Jun 2017 12:00 AM GMT

FROM A CORRESPONDENT
SHILLONG, June 13: The AICC minority cell observer for Meghalaya, Mizoram and galand Rejaul Karim Laskar has strongly condemned the Gujarat State School Textbook Board (GSSTB) for terming Jesus Christ as “hevaan” (demon) in its Hindi textbook for class IX. Laskar asserted that by terming Jesus Christ as demon the Gujarat State School Textbook Board has hurt the sentiments of not only over 30 million Indian Christians who hold Jesus Christ as the Lord saviour but also over 180 million Indian Muslims who venerate him as Prophet. He also wondered was it an unintentiol mistake or deliberate attempt to hurt the sentiment of over 20 million religious minorities of India. Laskar has demanded an unconditiol apology from Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and strict action on those responsible for this objectioble reference in the textbook. He also demanded immediate withdrawal of the offensive textbooks.

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