A post accompanying an image that appears to be a school textbook lesson is being widely shared across social media platforms with a claim that the image is of a CBSE/NCERT book in Kerala which promotes Islam. As per the image, the moral of the story reads ‘Believe in God who is the only one’, whereas the ‘To Remember’ section reads ‘God Allah is great; There is no other God than Allah- Prophet Mohammad’ insinuating that when both the sections read together it appears to be promoting of Islam. Through this article, let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.
Claim: Image of CBSE/NCERT textbook lesson in Kerala promoting Islam.
Fact: None of the textbooks of NCERT/ CBSE has any lesson with the moral of the story and to remember sections promoting Islam similar to the one in the post. Also, NCERT/CBSE textbooks and syllabus are the same throughout the country irrespective of the state. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.
The NCERT/CBSE textbooks and syllabus are same throughout the country irrespective of the state. Textbook editions do not differ from state to state. However, none of NCERT and CBSE textbooks available on their respective websites has published any lesson where the moral of the story and to remember sections promote Islam similar to the one in the post.
This image of the textbook might be from a private publication, though we could not independently verify it. However, the image has nothing to do with CBSE or NCERT textbooks.
To sum it up, this image of a textbook lesson promoting Islam has nothing to do with CBSE/NCERT.