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Asaram Bapu is a ‘great saint’ in Class III ‘moral education’ text book

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Jodhpur: A chapter on saints in a Class III textbook extols the virtues of rape accused self-styled godman Asaram. Even as he shares space in jail on the basis of rape accusations against hime, he shares the text book page with greats  such as Vivekananda, Mother Teresa and Ramakrishna Paramhans.  Yoga guru Ramdev is also included in the list of saints in the moral education and GK textbook ‘Naya Ujala’ which is taught in many schools of the district.
Asaram_BapuThe chapter also has pictures of Guru Nanak, Kabir, Meerabai and Shankaracharya and the children have been asked to identify them including Asaram.

Asaram is in jail since August 2013 on charges of sexual assault. He was arrested after a 16-year-old girl lodged a police complaint, alleging that the self-styled godman sexually assaulted her at his ashram in Jodhpur.

The book has been supplied by a Delhi-based publisher Gurukul Education Books. Asked about the inclusion of Asaram’s name, a representative of the publishing house said when the book was published, there was no case against Asaram. “Now we are withdrawing the books from the market and are preparing a new edition of the book sans Asaram”, he said.

When officials of the education department were asked about the book, they expressed ignorance about the matter. However, they said notices would be issued to the school authorities where the textbook is part of the curriculum.


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