Wrong portrayal of freedom fighters in textbooks should be corrected: Par panel

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New Delhi, Nov 30 (PTI) Noting that many historical figures and freedom fighters have been portrayed in an incorrect manner as "offenders", a parliamentary panel has recommended that wrong portrayal of the heroes of India's freedom struggle should be corrected to give them due respect in history textbooks.

The standing committee report, titled "Reforms in Content and Design of School Text Books", lays emphasis on the need to make additions from Sikh and Maratha history in the curriculum as well as making the books gender-inclusive.

The report of the panel headed by Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, which was tabled in Parliament on Tuesday, noted that Indian history writing needs a thorough professional review due to ideological biases and political considerations suffered by it in the past.