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Government proposes to modify text book content to check crime rate

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 - 10:56pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI

In order to check crime rate, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said one of the proposals is to modify the contents of text books to inject human values into children. "There is also a need to create awareness and to bring perceptinal change among people so as to enhance committment towards life values and check vulgarity.

"...one of the proposal is to change the content of text books so that children can be informed about human values and life values," Singh said while replying to supplementary questions in Rajya Sabha.
He was responding to questions on steps being taken by government to check increasing crime rate.

To a specific query regarding vulgarity in media and public places, the Home Ministry said the "media is fourth pillar of democracy...there are provisions for self regulation and the concerned department issues advisory from time to time".

Singh also said government is fully committed to security and safety of women. Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said the Centre takes cognizance of various incidents of rape, theft, murder etc and depending upon the gravity of the crime, seeks reports from concerned state governments and directs quick remedial action. 

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