Chandigarh: After neighbouring Uttar Pradesh, Haryana is considering making the recital of the national anthem mandatory in all madrassas in the state. Haryana Education Minister Kanwar Pal backed the UP government's decision and hinted at a similar step in the state, saying that there is no harm in making singing the national anthem mandatory in madrassas or schools. "There is no harm. The national anthem should be sung everywhere, be it a madrassa or a school. Nobody should have any objection," the minister said on being asked about the UP government's move and if Haryana was planning a similar step. Uttar Pradesh on Thursday made singing of the national anthem compulsory at all madrassas in the state. The Registrar of the Uttar Pradesh Madrassa Education Board issued an order to this effect to all the District Minority Welfare Officers on May 9. Responding to Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala’s recent demand that a new Class 9 history book be withdrawn as it mentions the Congress' "policy of appeasement" as one of the reasons for the country's partition in 1947, Kanwar Pal said history cannot be “sugar-coated”. "You cannot make history sugar-coated. When the book gives credit to Congress on many things, mistakes will also be highlighted. Accepting partition of the country was a mistake and that will find a mention," he said, PTI reported. The history textbook which is being introduced by the Haryana Board of School Education (HBSE) said, “The Muslim League adopted policy to create obstacles in Congress’ path. On the other hand, Congress wanted the support of Muslim League against British government.” “The Lucknow Pact of 1916, Khilafat Movement of 1919 and the Gandhi-Jinnah talks were examples of Congress’ ‘tushtikaran’ (appeasement). It encouraged communalism. The result of repeated requests to Mohd Ali Jinnah led to giving him undue importance and he always started opposing the Congress. The situation of the country started getting bad. Communal riots were erupting, behind which there was Muslim League’s hand,” a section of the book, which has been uploaded on the board’s website, said.