VISAKHAPATNAM: A group of students and members of Hindu Janjagruti Samithi staged a demonstration at the Collectorate on Thursday in protest against alleged distortion of history in the VII, IX and X standard social textbooks of NCERT.

V.K. Kirtaney of the samithi said in a release that in VII social science book, 60 pages were devoted to describing Mogul rule while devoting just six lines to Shivaji Maharaj. On page 44 of X std. book, a photo of French ruler Henry was shown while smoking. The release said Lokmanya Tilak was also not projected correctly on page 70 of std. X and demanded action.