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Tampering with history not good for nation: Sharad Yadav

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New Delhi: Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Sharad Yadav on Wednesday said the ongoing episodes involving tampering with the history will not be in the interest of the nation.

“Truth of history builds the base for future journey. If you tamper even with a brick of that base, the building on it will collapse. We can see lots of incidents of tampering with history nowadays,” Yadav said in the Rajya Sabha during the special session to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Quit India Movement.

“It is known that if a nation or community tries to tamper with the history, they will be in trouble,” Yadav said.

The JD-U leader said diverse views were part of the democracy.

“How would you call it democracy if there are no diverse views? Mahatma Gandhi said that democracy works on dialogues and not bullets,” he said.

Opposition parties have accused the BJP-led central government of tampering with the history of freedom movement and of rewriting history textbooks, the recent one involving removal of a chapter on Mughals by the Maharashtra Education Board.

IANS

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