‘Controversial’ Constitution: Protest on March 1

BANGALORE: Sarvajana Samaja Vedike alleged that there were some portions  which are ‘far from truth’  in the text book  ‘Glimpses of Our Constitution’, published by Ashan Academ

Published: 14th March 2012 02:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:35 PM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: Sarvajana Samaja Vedike alleged that there were some portions  which are ‘far from truth’  in the text book  ‘Glimpses of Our Constitution’, published by Ashan Academy, for final-year diploma students of technical education in Karnataka. The Vedike will stage a protest on March 15.

The Curriculum Development Cell of the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Karnataka, has prescribed this textbook for the compulsory course on the Indian Constitution, Parliamentary Affairs and Women’s Empowerment.

Authored by teachers of Ashan Academy, this book is divided into three units: Our Constitution, Our Parliament and Government.

Addressing a news conference here on Tuesday, D Chandrakanth said that the book has published wrong information about framing of the Constitution.

He claimed Dr Ambedkar had drafted the Constitution, but the book has information which may mislead the younger generation.

To protest against this, they will burn the copies of the controversial book on March 15 at Freedom Park.

What the Book Says: “The Assembly created several committees to discuss and examine the aspects of framing the Constitution. On the basis of the reports submitted by the committee, B N Rao, member of the Advisory Branch of the Constituent Assembly, prepared the draft of the Constitution. On August 29, 1947 the Constituent Assembly appointed a drafting committee under the chairmanship of Dr B R Ambedkar to read the draft text of the constitution. The draft constitution  prepared by the drafting committee was submitted to the President of the Assembly on February 21, 1948.”

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