There has been massive outrage on social media as a picture in a textbook of an India school portrays Mosque as source of noise pollution.
Were meeting all places/ sources of noise polution including places of worship, welders event organizers etc https://t.co/xblGtItfFc
— Jennifer S Musisi (@KCCAED) February 14, 2017
The textbook is of grade 6 and it is published by Selina Publishers. The book has a full chapter on noise pollution in which mosque is being used to depict noise pollution.
— Zulqarnain Bhaisaheb (@zulqarnainrhs) July 2, 2017
Social media users used internet to demand an apology from the publishers responsible and also demand them to remove the picture from editions that would follow. Other than the mosque the picture shows a car, plane, and train with a man scowling and shutting his ears. Adding a mosque is quite outrageous. Also officially an online petition is launched demanding the book to be withdrawn.
#Mosque shown as noise polluter in textbook, publisher bookedA complaint was lodged at the #Saidabad police station…
Hemant Gupta the publisher has come up with a statement saying that they will remove the picture in their upcoming editions of the book. Furthermore the publisher said that the diagram on page 202 of Integrated Science is actually of a structure that is similar to part of a fort and other noise creating objects in a noisy city. Gupta apologized if anyone’s emotions are hurt. Chief executive of Indian School Certificate Examinations, Gerry Arathoon said that if any offensive content is being published and taught to students, schools and publishers are to be blamed.
— DailyPakistan Global (@dailypakistangl) July 2, 2017
Also there was a controversy recently as well when Sonu Nigam tweeted on sound of Azaan. These things need to be controlled and effective measures should be taken to ensure that sentiments of all community members are safeguarded.