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History of Singur to be included in school syllabus

The state government will include Singur movement in the school syllabus. The school going students will able to know the saga of Singur, the land movement led by Mamata Banerjee. The officers of state education department have started working on it.

State education minister Partha Chatterjee on Friday said, his department will propose the syllabus committee to include history of Singur in the curriculum of schools, so that the school going children could learn, how the farmers, who were also the land losers fought against erstwhile government led by Mamata Banerjee.

The Singur movement of farmers against the state, trying to gobble up the lands for the benefit of private company found its place in the history. The movement got the attention from all squares of lives.

The land movement brought socio-political change in among the poor farmers across the nation -- recognised by the right activists. The activists in the likes of Anuradha Talwar, Medha Patkar, Mahasweta Devi and others had given their unequivocal support to the movement of Singur and took the side of Mamata.

The intellectuals brought the issue in the international arena that how Left Front government acquired the land in Singur. The Supreme Court also termed the land acquisition as ‘unconstitutional’ saying the land had to be returned to its original owners within 12 weeks.

“It is historical movement. It can be comparable to the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. Our students should know the land movement of the farmers in Singur with parallel to other land movements in their curriculum,” Chatterjee added.

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