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Sonia Criticises ‘Blatantly Misogynist’ Questions in the CBSE Exam and Demands an Apology from the Government

Sonia Gandhi, the Congress president, called the Class 10 CBSE exam “blatantly sexist” and “nonsensical,” adding it reflected “very poorly” on educational and testing standards.

Sonia Gandhi, the Congress president, called the Class 10 CBSE exam “blatantly sexist” and “nonsensical,” adding it reflected “very poorly” on educational and testing standards.
A comprehension passage with sentences like “emancipation of women destroyed the parents’ authority over the children” and “a mother could only gain obedience over the younger ones by accepting her husband’s way” was included in the English paper for the Class 10 CBSE exam on Saturday, as well as questions based on the passage.

During the Lok Sabha’s Zero Hour, Gandhi raised the issue, requesting that the language be deleted immediately, that the government apologise, and that the “gravest lapse” be probed.

“The passage contains horrible assertions like ‘women obtaining independence is the major source of a broad variety of societal and family difficulties,’ and if ‘wife cease obeying their husbands, that is the main reason of indisciplined children and servants,'” she read from a CBSE Class-10 question paper.
The entire chapter was replete with such repugnant concepts, according to the Congress chief, and the questions that followed were equally “nonsensical.”

Members of the Congress, the DMK, the IUML, the NCP, and the National Conference marched out of the House, asking the administration for clarity on Gandhi’s situation.

“I share the concerns of children, parents, teachers, and educators, and I strongly oppose such obviously misogynist material making its way into a crucial CBSE examination,” Gandhi stated.

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She ordered that the Ministry of Education and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) immediately remove the questions, apologise, and undertake a full inquiry into this “gravest lapse” to guarantee that “this is never, ever repeated again.”

“I also ask the Ministry of Education to conduct a review of the gender sensitivity criteria in the curriculum and textbooks,” the Rae Bareli Lok Sabha member said.

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