Rajasthan Education Minister Triggers Controversy, Calls Mughal Emperor Akbar ‘A Rapist’ sattaex.com


Last Updated: February 27, 2024, 08:42 IST

Rajasthan Education Minister Madan Dilawar triggers row over comments on Mughal emperor Akbar. (Image: X/@madandilawar)

The Rajasthan minister’s remarks came while he was responding to the debate over the changes being made in school textbooks

Rajasthan Education Minister Madan Dilawar on Sunday triggered a controversy by calling Mughal emperor Akbar “a rapist” and asked for the removal of that references from school textbooks that term him a “great personality”.

“Akbar was never a great personality. He was an aggressor and a rapist. He used to call girls from bazaars and rape them. Calling such a man a great personality is stupidity,” Dilawar told reporters at Balotra, reported news agency PTI.

The Rajasthan minister’s remarks came while he was responding to the debate over the changes being made in school textbooks. The state Education Minister, Madan Dilawar, known for his staunch Hindu views has earlier as well stated that he does not want to change the syllabus, but wants to erase the misleading information in textbooks.

“There is a lot of misleading information included about our ancestors such as Veer Savarkar and Shivaji. Those statements will be fixed,” he was quoted as saying during a press conference last month.

In addition to this, responding to the mandatory organisation of ‘Surya Namaskar’ in Rajasthan schools, Dilawar said it is being implemented gradually.

“It has begun. In a few days, ‘Surya Namaskar’ will become regular in all the schools,” he said.

When asked about the transfer of teachers, Dilawar said that exams are going on currently and it would not be appropriate to transfer teachers. “Once the exams are over, we will begin the process of transfer,” he added.

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