New Delhi: The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has revised a chapter in the Class 12 Political Science textbook, to replace content on separatist politics in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) with electoral politics and scrapping of its special status.
The change in J&K’s status from a state to Union territory has been introduced in the chapter titled ‘Regional Aspirations’ in the textbook ‘Politics in India since Independence’.
A portion from the chapter, called the ‘Separatism and Beyond’, which talked about categories of separatists in J&K, has been deleted.
The above head has now been replaced with the new topic ‘2002 and Beyond’ that talks about democratically elected coalition governments of PDP and Congress in 2002, NC and Congress in 2009, and the PDP-BJP in 2014.
Content on the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution has been included in a chapter titled ‘Regional Aspirations’ in the Class 12 textbook, The Indian Express reported. The revisions have been made in the book called ‘Politics in India since Independence’.
A draft proposal prepared by NCERT had suggested that students appearing for Classes 10 and 12 examinations to be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in 2021 may be allowed to study certain topics only for internal assessment.