Students protest Veer Savarkar biography changes in Rajasthan textbooks

Last Modified Tuesday, 14 May 2019 (15:56 IST)
Ajmer: Students on Tuesday protested the government's proposed changes in freedom fighter and Hindutva proponent Vinayak Damodar Savarkar's profile in the school syllabus.
A delegation, led by Rajkiya Vidhi Mahavidyalaya chief Rachit Katchava, reached District Collector's office and raised slogans against the state government.He also submitted a memorandum to Additional District Magistrate (ADM) (City) Arvind Kumar Senghva demanding that the lesson of be again joined in the syllabus unaltered.
Mr Katchava accused state Education Minister Govind Singh Dotsara of being politically-motivated.He said decision of Congress-led government in the state to introduce changes in the biography of freedom fighter Veer Savarkar taught in schools, has hurt students and youths.
Katchava threatened of a bigger demonstration if the Congress government does not revoke its decision.On Monday, the Education Minister had said, ''Savarkar had been portrayed in a stronger light solely for political gains of the RSS.''(UNI)