Establish regulatory board to screen textbooks: JKCSF

Establish regulatory board to screen textbooks: JKCSF
The objectionable content in class 7TH's textbook has raised questions from various sections of the society, including political and social. [File]static.businessworld/ Stephan Jockel [Creative Commons]

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Civil Society Forum (JKCSF) Monday called for establishing a regulatory board to screen textbooks for schools.

A statement of JKCSF issued here said that JKCSF Chairman Abdul Qayoom Wani expressed anguish over the emergence of such objectionable material meant for school curriculum stating that it had hurt the sentiments of the people.

He demanded stern action and registering of an FIR against the JAY CEE Publications, New Delhi.

Meanwhile, JKCSF hailed the decision of the J&K Board of School Education (BOSE) for taking quick action in banning the sale and distribution of the publication to avoid further confusion.

JKCSF urged the government to establish a Regulatory Board in J&K to screen all kinds of publications that are sold and read in schools and other academia for basic learners as well as the researchers.

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