IMPHAL, June 24 � Manipur-based Muslim bodies have demanded a ban on a general knowledge book taught in KG classes for carrying a picture of Prophet Mohammed.
After the Pangal Students Organisation (PSO)�s announcement to ban the book, volunteers of Popular Front of India (PFI), Manipur unit, led by its president Mufti Arshad Hussain yesterday burnt copies of the book here.
Another Muslim body, Pangal Political Forum, Manipur (PPF) also sought a ban on the book, alleging that the illustration of Prophet Mohammed on page number 51 of the book authored is against Islamic law and faith. The book has pictures of six Indian deities including Saraswati, Ganesh, Vishnu, Mother Mary, Jesus and Prophet Mohammed.
After Saturday�s incident of burning of copies of the book, the publishers of the book assured that the particular page of the book would be removed and rectified in future publications, executive member Haji Mohamad of PFI, Manipur unit, said when contacted over the phone.