ADM Srinagar asks police to lodge FIR against Delhi based publishing house over depiction of sensitive content in textbook

Srinagar, Dec 06 (KNS): Following outrage over depiction of sensitive content in the textbooks History and Civics of class 7th by a Delhi based publication house, additional district magistrate Srinagar has asked the Senior Superintendent of Police to lodge FIR against the publishing house. 

In a letter, a copy of which lies with Kashmir News Service (KNS), ADM Srinagar, Syed Hanief Balkhi has asked SSP Srinagar to take strict action against the Delhi based publishing house as well as against the distributor of the book as per the law. 

"CEO Srinagar has informed this office that a Delhi based publishing house, JAY CEE Publications(P) Ltd, AIMO house, Jhandewalan Extension, New Delhi has published a social studies book for class 07th wherein content of sensitive nature has reportedly been published and is in circulation. The said book is being stocked and distributed by Paradise Book shop, Parraypora Srinagar," reads the letter. 

It reads that keeping in view the above, it is requested to take stern action against the said publishing house as well as the distributor of the book as per law. 

Notably, on Sunday Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education directed all affiliated schools of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh to withdraw the book from being used or face action for failing to do so. (KNS)

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