BOSE changes ‘our history’
Srinagar, Jan 31: The Jammu and Kashmir Board of School of Education in its prescribed textbook for 5th standard students has misrepresented the actual facts.
The Board in its prescribed text book for 5th class students ‘Interactions in English’ has mentioned on page No 41 that Yousuf Shah Chak, the King of Kashmir, was defeated by Mughal army in a war.
“After his father’s death, Yousuf Shah Chak became King of Kashmir and Habba Khatun the queen. However, Habba Khatun continued composing songs. In fact, her husband, who was himself a lover of art, encouraged her. Both lived a happy life till Yousuf Shah was taken as a prisoner by the Mughal army after his defeat in the war,” the book read.
Noted historian and writer Prof Muhammad Ishaaq Khan told Greater Kashmir that Yousuf Shah was never defeated by Mughals instead Kashmiri forces always offered resistance to the Mughal army in several battles.
“When Mughals failed to defeat Kashmir they took recourse to treachery. People at the helm of affairs did not realize the importance of the History as a subject, which results in misrepresentation of facts.”
While talking to Greater Kashmir secretary BOSE Dr Bashir Ahmad Sheikh said, “we will rectify the mistake.”
He said under National curriculum framework 2005, they were changing the text books and 5th class text books were under process of change.
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