Govt should immediately add TIPU SULTAN Syllabus in Karnataka

Govt should immediately add TIPU SULTAN Syllabus in Karnataka

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The Department of Public Instruction has omitted the chapters on Mysuru rulers Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan in their attempt to reduce syllabus for state board schools by 30 per cent today. The chapters on Mughal and Rajputs’ history and teachings of Jesus and Mohammad have also been truncated.

The chapter on Tipu Sultan for Class 7 has been dropped to reduce the syllabus by 30 per cent for this academic year due to delay in reopening of schools due to no let-up in coronavirus spread.

This cannot be accepted. Whether they accept Tipu Sultan or Hyder Ali or the Constitution, there is history, which cannot be changed.

"Education is a fundamental human right and essential for the exercise of all other human rights". Believe it or not but this is the only truth and will remain the truth no matter in which country we are living. Every Government should allow all its citizens to get educated about its freedom fighters irrespective of religion and case.  India being a democratic country, this fundamental rights of every citizens should never be violated or exploited , if it is so is the very failure of the Govt. both State as well as Center. And we don’t have right to call India is a developing Country in its truest sense.

Here are our demands:
Education about freedom fighters is a privilege that can help students grow their temperament. It is one of the human rights to be extended to all citizens irrespective of their status poor, rich etc. Specially when it comes to a child no school has authority to deny knowledge about its leaders and historical freedom fighters.
- The right to know about freedom fighters must be exercised all without any discrimination of caste or religion.
- Karnataka state has the obligation to protect, respect and fulfill the right to know the facts of freedom fighters from the state.
- Failure of the Government and Education department are encouraging politicians to venture into this thriving business of hatred and animosity among people. Every successive Govt’s callousness and deafness in controlling such deliberate mischief in creating differences in the field of education have failed miserably only to anger the muslim community and their parents who have decided to protest against the very education system which is already in a rotten state.
- If care is not taken now to ensure this syllabus change, then perhaps never we will be able to produce teachers and leaders like Tipu Sultan and the Late Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam whose teachings have inspired many and ignited young minds.
- should this be considered a failure at the Govt level because of their inefficiency to convince Department of Education and take immediate action on it ?
- Education is the responsibility of both the Centre and the States. The Central government must act now because states are adapting policy to encourage this growing religious hatred. We are asking the Education Minister, Prakash Javadekar, to introduce a Centralised Regulatory Body to look into this matter which is taking a serious turn across all over India creating differences in the minds of small children and thereby isolating their belief systems and creating hatred among the society.

The Karnataka Human Resource Department can intervene in two ways:

1. Make an amendment in the syllabus and include topic on Tipu Sultan, Hyder Ali and other Muslim personalities. Appoint a committee at the central level (central regulatory committee) and state level (State regulatory committee). The committee at the central level should be an appellate body.
2. Make a separate legislation with stringent provisions for syllabus regulation by having members of other communities in the panel. Under this there can be regulatory bodies both at the central, state and the district level.
a. The state and district committees should be empowered to look into the syllabus of the schools and to check for any hatred spreading activities.
b. The committee should be able to penalize any school found to be spreading hatred activity like it happened in the Mangalore school a few months ago.
Both Central Government and State Governments intervention is the need of the hour to ensure that education does not become a tool to create hatred between communities. 

We request the Chief Minister of Karnataka, District Level Education Regulating Authority – Govt. of Karnataka, Karnataka State Commission for Human rights, Department of Education to step in and bring about the much needed reform and consider this proposal for enacting a central legislation or to amend syllabus and add Tipu Sultan and other Muslim personalities in the syllabus.