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HP to remove chapter on painter M F Hussain
Sanjay Kumar Sinha in Shimla | March 01, 2009 15:58 IST
In a move that may ruffle feathers, the Bharatiya Janata Party government in Himachal Pradesh [Images] has decided to remove a chapter on noted painter M F Hussain from an NCERT book, claiming his work has "nothing to inspire students".
"The Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education has decided to remove chapter on MF Hussain from standard XI Hindi book prescribed by the NCERT," board chairman C L Gupta told PTI. Gupta said instead of the chapter on Hussain "which has nothing to inspire the students," the board is considering including a chapter on painter Sobha Singh and 'Missile Man' and former President APJ Abdul Kalam [Images] from next academic session.