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NCERT Political Science books have changed, from Ayodhya to Godhra… these 8 big changes have happened


NCERT Political Science Book Change: The new NCERT 12th class political science book has come in the market. Some major changes have been made in it. These changes have been made after the 2019 decision of the Supreme Court in the Ayodhya dispute case. Some important changes include – the name of Babri Masjid is not written. Instead, ‘structure with three domes’ has been written. Also, the information related to the Ayodhya case has been reduced to half, which was earlier in four pages, now it is in two pages. The changes made in the NCERT 12th Political Science Book reflect the new changes in Indian politics in recent times.

Ayodhya dispute in NCERT book: What all changed

Recently, NCERT had written on its website, ‘The content has been updated in view of the new changes in politics. After the decision of the Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court and its reception, the things written on the Ayodhya case have been completely changed.’ The mention of Babri Masjid demolition and Hindutva has been removed from NCERT Class 12 Political Science book.

Earlier, the part on Ayodhya dispute talked about the demolition of the disputed structure in Ayodhya in December 1992 and its impact on Indian politics, nationalism and secularism. Now, it is written in the new book that the centuries-old legal and political dispute over the Ram Janmabhoomi temple influenced Indian politics, which resulted in the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya after the Supreme Court’s decision on November 9, 2019.

Chapter 1: Challenges of Nation Building, page 10

Chapter 1: Challenges of Nation Building, page 10

The earlier book said that thousands of women from both sides of the border were kidnapped, forcibly converted, married and sometimes killed by their families for ‘family honour’. The new version removes the phrase ‘from both sides of the border’ and makes it more general.

Chapter 3: The Politics of Planned Development, page 46

Chapter 3: The Politics of Planned Development, page 46

Earlier, ‘Left’ meant people who supported the poor and government policies for their benefit. But in the current version, the meaning of ‘Left’ has changed. In the new book, ‘Left’ refers to those who want government control over the economy instead of open competition.

Chapter 7: Regional Aspiration, page 119

Chapter 7: Regional Aspiration, page 119

The earlier book stated that Pakistan calls the disputed region ‘Azad Pakistan’, while India considers it an illegally occupied territory. The new edition states that India calls the region Pakistan Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (POJK), which is in line with the latest stance of the Indian government.

Chapter 8: Recent Developments in Indian Politics, page 136

Chapter 8: Recent Developments in Indian Politics, page 136

The earlier book had raised questions on the political use of the Ram Janmabhoomi movement and the Babri Masjid demolition. The new edition focuses only on the Ram Janmabhoomi movement.

Chapter 8: Recent Developments in Indian Politics, page 139

Chapter 8: Recent Developments in Indian Politics, page 139

The earlier book discussed the demolition of the Babri Masjid and its impact on Indian politics. The new edition highlights the impact of the Ram Janmabhoomi temple dispute on Indian politics, culminating in the construction of the Ram Temple following the Supreme Court verdict in 2019.

Changes in NCERT Pol Science Book Class 11 as well

Changes in NCERT Pol Science Book Class 11 as well

Secularism, on page 112, had written that more than 1,000 people, most of them Muslims, were killed in the riots that broke out in Gujarat after the Godhra incident in 2002. Now the new book says that more than 1,000 people were killed in the riots. It emphasizes that in any riot, people of all communities suffer.

Changes in NCERT Class 11 Political Science book

Changes in NCERT Class 11 Political Science book

Chapter 8- Secularism, page 117, earlier stated that Nehru had described the communalism of the majority community as a threat to national unity. The new edition has removed the mention of national unity and focuses only on Nehru’s criticism of communalism.

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