Apex court wants panel to examine Tamil Nadu school books

June 14th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday directed the setting up of an experts committee to look into the content of textbooks published by the Tamil Nadu government for schools.

The apex court bench of Justice B.S. Chauhan and Justice Swatanter Kumar said the committee of eight experts, to be headed by state chief secretary, will go into the content of the textbooks and invite objections.

After the AIADMK came to power in the state in the May state assembly elections, the government decided to put off the introduction of the new textbooks as planned by the previous DMK government. This decision was stayed by the Madras High Court following which the government moved the apex court.

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