Rewriting history lessons in India

Filed on November 20, 2019 | Last updated on November 20, 2019 at 08.34 pm

It is sad to note that the Bharatiya Janata Party government in Karnataka, India, has decided to remove the chapters on Tipu Sultan from the history books in schools. They have decided to not even commemorate his birthday, which is regrettable. Tipu Sultan was the ruler of Mysore state from 1750 to 1799, and history will forever remember him as a valiant warrior who fought against the English rule.

The BJP is wrong in calling him a religious fanatic and a tyrant. He wasn't against the Hindus, as the BJP is proposing. The Opposition is against the BJP's move. India has a rich history, and our children should be taught about all the important figures and eras. Tipu Sultan surely deserves a mention in our history books.

- Jafar Ayub, Dubai

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