The five member committee that is looking into the cartoons in political sciences text books of Class XI and XII brought out by the National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is also looking into the cartoons related to anti-Hindi movement in Tamil Nadu that have come under sharp criticism from political leaders.

A statement issued by the Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal on Tuesday said the NCERT has already constituted a committee on May 14 under the chairmanship of Prof. S.K. Thorat, Chairman, Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) to review the classes IX – XII Social Science/Political Science textbooks of NCERT from the point of view of identifying educationally inappropriate material in them and to provide suggestions for alternatives to be placed in the textbooks. This issue is also being examined by the committee as a part of the exercise undertaken by the committee.

The committee is likely to submit its report shortly, the statement said.