News Karnataka
Monday, November 28 2022

Siddalingaiah’s poem dropped on Min Nagesh’s order

BC Nagesh
Photo Credit : IANS

Bengaluru: Amid the controversy over revision of textbooks in State, the ruling BJP has ordered to drop a poem by a famous Dalit writer which says that the sun and moon are not gods. The move is likely to trigger a row.

Education Minister B.C. Nagesh has ordered exclusion of the poem “Bhoomi” by late Siddalingaiah from 4th standard textbook, sources said on Saturday June 11.

The decision has been made in the view of complaints received against the poem for hurting religious sentiments. The poem was incorporated in the syllabus by the Textbook Revision Committee headed by Baraguru Ramachandrappa during the Congress rule.

The Textbook Revision Committee formed by the BJP government headed by Rohith Chakrathirtha did not revise this textbook. Allegations surfaced that the “Nali-Kali” section of the textbook, which is meant for compulsory co-curricular learning, is hurting religious beliefs with its controversial content.

Many Hindus consider the sun and moon as sacred.

The Committee also kept another controversial line that says religious mutts are cheating traps, sources in the Education Department stated.

The poem further says that no one has seen the ‘aatma’ (spirit) of the God, and that Shastras and Puranas are bundle of lies, and the palace and the abode of the guru are also traps.

The state government has announced revision of the controversial aspects of the syllabus revised by the Rohith Chakrathirtha-led committee after a huge backlash. The committee revised Kannada textbooks (Class 1 to 10) and social science textbooks (Class 6 to 10).

Share this:
Support NewsKarnataka's quality independent journalism with a small contribution.

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Visit 7Jackpots and find the best online casinos in India! Play the most popular casino games for real money!

Find the best odds at 10Cric and ipl betting 2021! Signup today and get up to a 100% deposit bonus.

To get the latest news on WhatsApp