‘Remove cartoon in NCERT book’

Published: 11th June 2012 11:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th June 2012 11:21 AM   |  A+A-

Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) leader Thol Thirumavalavan on Sunday demanded that the cartoon denigrating the anti-Hindi agitation of 1965, in NCERT’s Class XII political science book, be removed immediately . Addressing a press conference in Puducherry, Thirumavalavan demanded action against such depiction.

Taking strong exception to a questionnaire circulated among the bank officers for promotion, which seeks answers from them on their knowledge of Hindi and contribution for promotion of Hindi, Thirumavalavan said that no officers from Tamil Nadu would get promoted at all if the clause was present in the form. 

Thirumavalavan demanded that the clause be removed and, to press this, the VCK would organise a demonstration in Chennai on June 13, he said. Thirumavalavan stressed for a free and fair bypoll in Pudukottai.

On the presidential elections, he said that the VCK had requested UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi to select a Dalit Christian as the presidential candidate. However, the party would support the UPA-selected candidate, he added.

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