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Were Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev terrorists?

Agencies | January 25, 2005 10:13 IST
Last Updated: January 25, 2005 10:29 IST

If one goes by a textbook published by the Mumbai University Institute of Distant Education, Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev indulged in "terrorist activities".

Chapter 15 of the History Paper-I, Landmarks in World History Occasion, which is read by first year BA students, says this: 'Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev were hanged for killing the British. The (British) government put severe measures to curb this freedom movement. However, terrorist activities continued in Bengal and Maharashtra.'

According to a report in The Asian Age on Tuesday, two management council members -- Amarjitsingh Manhas and Rajabhau Mirashi -- and three senate members -- Dr Tushar Jagtap, Prashant Patil and Sameer Desai -- of the university have objected over this error.

They have pointed out the errors in a letter to the Vice-Chancellor, Dr Vijay Khote.

"Instead of calling the deeds of freedom fighters as revolutionary, they were termed as terrorist activities," the paper quoted Dr Jagtap as saying.

Dr Jagtap also objected to paragraph 204 and 205 of the same text, which states that the Sikh community and the depressed classes did not take part in the Quit India Movement.

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Number of User Comments: 33

Sub: This is betraying their sacrifice...!

BHAGAT SINGH. These two little words create a wave of patriotism in the hearts of young generation of India. The man whose actions created a ...

Posted by Prabal Agarwal

Sub: Punish the irresponsible person behind this error

Suspend the Vice-Chancellor, Dr Vijay Khote for such type of error. Also fire all the personal involved in this so called but intentional error.

Posted by Hardik Mehta

Sub: They are NOT Indians.

If Bhagat Singh was a terrorist by fighting for freedom, then aren't USA/UK/Spain/Germany etc etc doing the same thing for Iraq/Afgan, fighting for Freedom? I ...

Posted by Mukesh

Sub: against Mumbai University Institute of Distant Education,

the article the mumbai university of distant education should be immediately banned which says that bhagat singh, sukhdev, rajguru were terrorists. they should have the ...

Posted by parul

Sub: Shocked!

How dare can anyone say Bhagat Singh,Sukhdev and Rajguru were terrorists? They fought for countries freedom and were hanged to death when they were in ...

Posted by Siddharth Bhawar



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