CBSE’s English Class 10 exam sparks a row as a result of a controversial passage, Congress and DCW strongly condemns the regressive outlook. According to reports the comprehension passage is regressive , anti-feminist and promotes gender stereotypes too. The Congress party chairperson Smt. Sonia Gandhi expressed her views in the parliament. The DCW [Delhi Commission for Women] has issued a notice in this matter to the CBSE board.
CBSE’s English Class 10 Controversial Passage Details:
CBSE’s English Class 10 passage spoke of “emancipation of the wife, destroying parents’ authority over children and how a wife’s authority depends on the formal obedience” she gave to the husband. Such phrases and words has caused a uproar on social media and famous political personalities condemning the passage. Congress Chair person Smt. Sonia Gandhi also spoke on this matter in the parliament stating it as “blatantly misogynist” and “disgusting”. Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi tweeted the image of CBSE’s question paper and quoted, “Unbelievable! Are we really teaching children this drivel?”
CBSE has now removed the passage from its paper and released the notification saying that students would be getting full marks for this passage which was set as per the guidelines. Such incident also took place earlier this month in the class 12 Sociology exam too. In which question asked to name the political party for “anti-muslim” violence in Gujarat in 2002 took place. Later the board said its an inappropriate question and against the guidelines.
CBSE Receives Notice From DCW:
The DCW Chief Swati Maliwal expressed her anger over the controversial passage. “It is unacceptable that CBSE decided to publish this twisted passage. Such articles not only attack the independent identity of woman and propagates anti-feminism and gender stereotypes too, but also have a negative impact on the progressive thinking of students, who indeed are the future of the nation.”
DCW has asked CBSE to provide details related to the writer and publisher of the passage, who were responsible for this article appearing in the paper. CBSE has 72 hours to answer the notice issued by DCW. It has also CBSE to provide reasons as why this passage was chosen and whether it was scrutinized by the experts or not before publishing.