The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly disapproves the decision, taken by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), of excluding crucial chapters from classes X-XII course on citizenship, nationalism, secularism, federalism and all other aspects fundamental to our constitutional order. Using the pretext of the current pandemic and lockdown restrictions, in the name of reducing the syllabus for students, the CBSE has unilaterally taken recourse to this measure.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly rejects such selective exclusion that undermines the constitutional values, adversely affecting secular democratic India’s future. The CBSE has not been able to provide any rationale for excluding these chapters. This is dubious.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) demands that this decision of the CBSE be rescinded. Any effort to undermine the fundamental principles of our Constitution is not acceptable to the people.