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Gujarat Textbook terms Jesus Christ as Demon, CM apology demanded

June 13, 2017 05:57PM
New Delhi, 13 June 2017: The AICC Minority Department’s Observer for Meghalaya, Mizoram and Nagaland Rejaul Karim Laskar has strongly condemned the Gujarat State School Textbook Board (GSSTB) for terming Jesus Christ as hevaan (demon) in its Hindi textbook for class IX.
Mr. Laskar has asserted that by terming Jesus Christ as demon the Gujarat State School Textbook Board has hurt the sentiments of not only over 30 million Indian Christian who hold Jesus Christ as the Lord saviour but also over 180 million Indian Muslims who venerate him as Prophet. He also wondered was it an unintentional mistake or deliberate attempt to hurt the sentiment of over 20 million religious minorities of India.
Mr. Laskar has demanded an unconditional apology from the Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani and strict action on those responsible for this objectionable reference in the text book. He also demanded immediate withdrawal of the offensive textbooks.

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