New Delhi — A fake news makes rounds on the social media that Indian government has omitted Maulana Abul Kalam Azad from the history books, which is not true.
D-Intent Data on Twitter posted a thread exposing the false propaganda.
“A section of social media including so called journalists, intellectuals and social activists circulating a news with the claim that NCERT erased references to #MaulanaAbulKalamAzad in its Class 11 Political Science textbook. It’s a complete lie. What is the fact?”, the Tweet states.
“All of this fake narrative started after The Hindu and India Today published articles. They mentioned how name of Maulana Azad removed from class 11, Chapter One CONSTITUTION: WHY AND HOW?”, it adds.
Further it says, “We checked all archived version from academic year 2018-19 to 2023-24, we found there is no change in that particular page. Name of Maulana Azad was never mentioned there. So, this is a total false claim of removal of his name”.
“People are saying that name of #MaulanaAbulKalamAzad has been removed but the truth is that his name was never in that chapter or book, references to Maulana Abul Kalam Azad are there in class 12th and have not been erased. It’s still part of 2023-24 syllabus as always”, it adds.
In the end, it says, “It is very clear those doing this propaganda never read that Political Science book.They are advocating for something that they don’t have any knowledge of. In class 11 book reference was about major Committees of assembly.Maulana Azad didn’t chaired any committee!”
Indian Government still recognizes his contributions
In November, India’s Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan from the BJP party paid homage to nation’s first Education Minister Moulana Abul Kalam Azad on his birthday, while celebrating ‘National Education Day’.
Minister Pradhan who also holds the position of Minister of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, tweeted, “Greetings on #NationalEducationDay. Today, we pay homage to an exemplary stalwart and the first education minister of India, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. He will be remembered for his invaluable role in India’s freedom struggle and for his contributions towards our education sector”.
Azad was born on November 11, 1888, in Mecca, which is today a part of Saudi Arabia. Sayyid Ghulam Muhiyuddin Ahmed bin Khairuddin Al Hussaini was his true name, although he later went by the name Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.
Moulana Azad opposed the idea of creation of Pakistan and opposed Mohammed Ali Jinnah’s demand for a separate country, and he voiced in the favor of undivided India. Under his tenure as Education Minister, the first IIT (Indian Institutes of Technology) Kharagpur was launched in 1950. His contributions in the field of education system is remembered till date.
It’s evident that the malicious propaganda has been purposefully directed to cause division in the society.