What: The NCERT has dropped content on Gujarat riots from the Class 12 Political Science curriculum.
Why: The NCERT explained this move as part of a “textbook rationalisation” exercise in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The move: According to a note on the rationalised content released by the NCERT on Thursday, pages 187-189 on Gujarat riots are among the removals from the book.
The removed part: “Gujarat riots show that the government machinery also becomes susceptible to sectarian passions. Instances, like in Gujarat, alert us to dangers involved in using religious sentiments for political purposes. This poses a threat to democratic politics,” stated one of the now-removed sections.