PSAJK’s expert committee finds objectionable content in 2 Urdu books

"These books have various caricatures that are not allowed in Islam."
PSAJK’s expert committee finds objectionable content in 2 Urdu books
"Such things hurt the sentiments of people. We have recommended immediate removal of such books from the syllabus,” said Khurshid Bismil, Chairman of the Expert Committee.static.businessworld/ Stephan Jockel [Creative Commons]

Srinagar: An expert committee of the Private Schools Association of Jammu and Kashmir (PSAJK) that was tasked to check the content of schools books in Kashmir has recommended banning two Urdu books for class 5th and class 3rd, after finding objectionable content in the text books.

According to a press note, the Expert Committee while presenting its findings before the Association flagged the books titled Mehboob Urdu published by Franklin International, New Delhi as having objectionable content. The Association has formed the committee after the recent controversy regarding objectionable content in a particular book came to fore.

“We had started an exercise to check the content of all books that are prescribed for children for various classes in Kashmir. During this exercise we found that two Urdu books titled Mehboob Urdu are having objectionable content in them. These books have various caricatures that are not allowed in Islam. Such things hurt the sentiments of people. We have recommended immediate removal of such books from the syllabus,” said Khurshid Bismil, Chairman of the Expert Committee.

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