A post is being shared widely with a claim that the Rajasthan government would be changing the result of the ‘Battle of Haldighati’. In the post, it can be read that the result of that battle was believed to be inconclusive till now but based on the latest research of Dr. Chandrashekar, the Rajasthan government now claimed that Maharana Pratap won that battle. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.
Claim: Recently, the Rajasthan government claimed that Maharana Pratap won the ‘Battle of Haldighati’ and would be changing the syllabus accordingly.
Fact: The news in the post is from 2017 when the BJP was in power in Rajasthan. There are also some changes made by the current Congress government in the syllabus regarding Maharana Pratap. These led to some controversies. Hence the claim made in the post is MISLEADING.
When we searched for the posted information on the internet with some keywords, the same news was found to be published by news agencies in 2017. Some of the news reports from 2017 can be seen here, here, and here. In the ‘India Today’ article, it can be read – “the Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education has approved a change in the history section of the Class X social science books. The revised books will now teach students Maharana Pratap conclusively defeated Mughal emperor Akbar in the 16th-century Battle of Haldighati”. The BJP was in power in Rajasthan in 2017 whereas the Congress party is in power now.
The current Congress government has also made some changes to the syllabus with respect to Maharana Pratap. They led to some controversies also. Some of the news reports regarding the changes made by the Congress government can be seen here, here, here, here, here, and here. The Class X textbook of the Rajasthan Education Board can be read here.
To sum it up, this news of the Rajasthan government claiming that Maharana Pratap won the ‘Battle of Haldighati’ is an old one.