Stop Removal of Cartoons from NCERT Textbooks
  • Petitioned Mr. Kapil Sibal

This petition was delivered to:

Mr. Kapil Sibal
Former UGC chairman
S K Thorat
School of Social Sciences, IGNOU
A S Narang
The Editor, Shillong Times and social worker
Patricia Mukhim
Prof M S S Pandian
Head of Department of Education in Social Science, NCERT.
Saroj Yadav

Stop Removal of Cartoons from NCERT Textbooks

    1. Harnidh Kaur
    2. Petition by

      Harnidh Kaur

      Delhi, India

The government wants to ban all cartoons and caricatures in the NCERT Political Science textbooks. These cartoons make books interesting for students as they portray public opinion on political shifts. Besides, they offer perspectives which are different from the linear view of political history. 

Does the government truly believe that cartoons in textbooks are affecting 'impressionable young minds' more than exposure to the blatant corruption in the Indian system, the progressively deteriorating law and order, and the precarious condition of the economy? 


Do they believe that students do not have the right to political opinions?

The government is violating the Fundamental Right to Freedom of Expression by trying to censor these cartoons. They claim that these cartoons hurt the sentiments of various communities. How have these issues not been raised since 2006 (when the books were first published)?  

We love the cartoons in our books, and we, as students, want them to stay. We believe that non-academics have no right to decide what is good or bad for students.  
- Harnidh Kaur (Campaign Manager)



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    Reasons for signing

    • Milind Kaduskar BANGALORE, INDIA
      • over 2 years ago

      Mr Kapil Sibal is out of control. He is running amuck in the political system like a monkey on weed. It needs to stop - that's why I'm signing.

    • Ashish Gangal NEW DELHI, INDIA
      • over 2 years ago

      This a dangerous precedent. Education must be unbiased. It should represent the truth. Students should form their own opinions about the events that happened.

    • shivainn mehra NEW DELHI, INDIA
      • over 2 years ago

      The reason why i am signing this petition is clearly because I do not want cartoon's to be removed , since they are a way of enacting the idea over the topic and also they help us visualize the topic in a more interesting way rather than just learning and mugging it up which is clearly useless. When we study political science don't we want something that would make us understand way better than the text.............?

    • Iftequar Aziz AURANGABAD, INDIA
      • over 2 years ago

      Stop removal of cartoons from the textbooks

    • Yours Truly ANANTAPUR, INDIA
      • over 2 years ago

      Politicians use the caste-religion-community card and indulge in vote-bank politics. They have no real take on anything. But as our people become more educated and aware, cutting across religious or caste boundaries, and desire for development,, such politics will come to an end. Politicians will have to become more accountable to the public instead of appeasing them with such plastic measures.


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