Pooja Sareen

Both the houses of the parliament faced disruptions and protests due to the Dr. BR Ambedkar’s cartoon published in the NCERT textbook.  The cartoon showed Dr. Ambedkar  sitting on a snail and the country’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru standing behind him, brandishing a whip. It also had a text alongside depicting he went slow on framing the constituition.

The cartoon is in the 9th standard textbooks since 2006, Kapil Sibal saying on this issue said that NCERT was directed t remove the cartoon till April 26 this year and was removed three days before. HRD minister Kapil Sibal apologized for this and said we had a great respect for him there is no question of maligning him.