J&K schools to add Reorganisation Act 2019 chapter in new syllabus

J&K schools to add Reorganisation Act 2019 chapter in new syllabus

Jammu: The students of government as well as private schools in Jammu & Kashmir are all set to study the new chapter of history scripted in 2019 with the abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of Jammu & Kashmir State into two Union Territories, official sources said here on Sunday.

“Students of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir will now study the ‘Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act 2019’ and the story of moving forward on the path of development,” an official here told UNI.

He said that chapter of ‘Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act’ and modernisation of East Jammu and Kashmir have been made part of the curriculum of Social Science subject of Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education.

“In the course of the year 2020-21, students will get to read new chapters,” said an official.

On August 5, 2019, Article 370 was removed from Jammu and Kashmir. The Parliament also passed the ‘Reorganisation of Jammu and Kashmir 2019 Act’. Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh were made separate union territories from October 31, 2019.

However, official sources said that the Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education has included the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act for students’ knowledge in the subject of social science to be introduced in Class Tenth.

“In this, various provisions of the law will be taught to students,” they said.

Sources further said that the chapter is included in social science and said, “in the history of social science, we will get to read chapters like Modernisation of East Jammu and Kashmir, Modernisation of Jammu and Kashmir, New Kashmir Manifesto”.

The School Board has changed the syllabus by applying these chapters.

“Syllabus of social science in different classes has been revised by JK BOSE to include recent developments as well as giving representation to those parts of history which were not earlier included like Dogra rule etc,” said an official.