After a Delhi University textbook labelled freedom fighter Bhagat Singh as a 'revolutionary terrorist', the Janata Dal (United) on 27 April said that it will raise the issue in the Rajya Sabha.
"We will be raising the issue of Delhi University textbook referring to Shaheed Bhagat Singh as a 'terrorist' issue in the Rajya Sabha today," JD(U) general secretary KC Tyagi said.
The history textbook prescribed by the Delhi University has reportedly labelled freedom fighter Bhagat Singh as a 'revolutionary terrorist'.
Reacting to the issue, Abhey Singh Sandhu, nephew of the freedom fighter, termed it as extremely unfortunate.
"This is a very sad precedent that even after 68 years of Independence such words are used for the revolutionaries, who gave their lives for the freedom of the nation. The Britishers, who hanged Bhagat Singh, described him as 'true revolutionary' in their judgment, even they didn't use words like terror or terrorism," Sandhu said.
Sandhu further said the book, written by Bipin Chandra in 1990, was amended later in which he termed Bhagat Singh as a revolutionary and not a terrorist
The book also calls the Chittagong movement a 'terrorist act', while the Sanders killing has been called an 'act of terrorism'.
The freedom fighter's family has reportedly demanded the HRD Ministry to look into the matter and make appropriate changes in the textbook.