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Amarinder must apologise for distortion of Sikh history in school books: SGPC

SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowal Friday held Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh responsible for the alleged distortion of Sikh history in the revised school textbooks and sought his apology. Talking to media persons here, Longowal said a special meet with various Sikh religious and scholars was organised in the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC) complex on Friday and it was decided that the Punjab CM must issue an unconditional apology. If the CM doesn t tender an apology... the SGPC would be forced to adopt a legal remedy, he said. The Punjab chief minister had earlier clarified that the controversial text books of senior classes would not be introduced until an expert group reviews the matter. He had also directed the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) to continue with the existing history textbooks. Longowal further alleged that the repeated distortions were an attempt by the Congress government in Punjab to ensure that the future generations of Sikhs do ..

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