CBSE’s X class paper contained “misogynist material”, says Congress chief
New Delhi, Dec. 13 (Delhi Crown): Congress president and Lok Sabha MP Sonia Gandhi on Monday launched a scathing attack on the Union Ministry of Education and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for “misogynist material” in a Class X Board paper on Saturday.
She urged the Ministry of Education and the CBSE to immediately withdraw this question, issue an apology and conduct a thorough review into this egregious lapse to ensure that this is never repeated again.
“I wish to draw the attention of the Government to the nationwide outrage regarding a shockingly regressive passage in the reading comprehension Section A of the grade 10 CBSE exam held on Dec 11,” said Sonia in Lok Sabha.
She added that the passage contained atrocious statement such as “women gaining independence is the main reason for a wide variety of social and family problems”, and “wives stopped obeying their husbands and that is the main reason, children and servants are indisciplined”.
“The entire passage is riddled with such condemnable ideas, and the questions that follow are equally nonsensical,” Sonia further stated.
“I raise strong objection to such blatantly misogynist material finding its way into an important examination conducted by the CBSE. It reflects extremely poorly on the standards of education and testing; and it goes against all norms and principles of a progressive and empowered society,” said the Congress president.