A poem on CBSE's recent decision to remove verses of Faiz Ahmed Faiz from its curriculum.
Those making the guidelines cannot dictate exactly how the teaching will take place. It would be naive to assume that the text is transmitted verbatim to students.
The two excerpts from Faiz's poems had been part of Class 10 social science syllabus for over a decade.
Are we telling the students of today that there is no worth in understanding border relationships, diplomacy, security, federalism and secularism – the most important tenet of our constitution?