Kendrapada, Jan 12 (Odisha.in) At least five hundreds students of different schools Saturday burnt the text paper book of Class VII published by MBD Cuttack for publishing offending remarks on great freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
The book according to students has described in page number 45 described Bose as a fake nationalist leader (Bhanda Jatiyabadi Neta).
Students raised slogans against the MBD (Malhotra Book Depot) publisher and demanded his immediate arrest.
Many students of Netaji Model School of Kendrapada have also blocked the main road at Old bus-stand for one hour for which road-traffic was affected.
Many book shop owners of Kendrapada closed their shops on Saturday at Kendrapada after some agitated students tried to attack the book shops.
Many book-shop owners have also decided not to keep the text book in their shops in view of the recent controversy.
Local farmer leader Gayadhar Dhal filed an FIR against the publisher of the text book in the Kendrapada police station on Friday.
“Last year, a text book of the Board of Secondary Education described noted martyr, Bhagat Singh as a terrorists for which many people protested forcing the publisher to rectify its mistake.