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GK book banned in Manipur

By The Assam Tribune

IMPHAL, June 22 - The Kangleipak Students� Association (KSA) in Manipur has banned the sale of �R Gupta�s General Knowledge Book 2017�, describing the book as �offensive�. �No book shop shall stock, display or sell the offensive book,� S Bidyananda, secretary general of the KSA, told the media on Tuesday. The book is published by Ramesh Publishing House in New Delhi.

�The book describes Lai Haraoba, the ancient Manipur religious dance, as a dance of Shiva, Durga and other gods and goddesses,� he said. He argued that the Hindu religion came to Manipur in the 18th century whereas Manipur�s religion has been there for generations.

�There are wrong photo captions, spellings and misleading descriptions. Rishang Keishing, a former Chief Minister of Manipur who recently retired as the oldest Rajya Sabha MP, was described as a freedom fighter,� he said. � IANS

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