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CBSE Faces Backlash Over Passage On Women In Class 10th Question Paper

The passage further read, "Emancipation of the wife destroyed the parent's authority over the children. The mother did not exemplify the obedience upon which she tried to insist".

CBSE Faces Backlash Over Passage On Women In Class 10th Question Paper

Sentinel Digital Desk

New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) again in the headlines for their class 10 comprehension passage on women.

Here in the said passage which states, "wives stopped obeying their husbands and that is the main reason children and servants are indisciplined." It further adds "women gaining independence is the main reason for a wide variety of social and family problems".

Notably, it wouldn't be wrong to mention that women have been shown in the bad light in the said passage.

The passage further read, "Emancipation of the wife destroyed the parent's authority over the children. The mother did not exemplify the obedience upon which she tried to insist".

"In bringing the man down from his pedestal the wife and mother deprived herself, in fact, of the means of discipline," it added.


Following this, CBSE faced backlash from people including teachers, parents, and politicians.

Taking to micro-blogging site twitter, ''Clearly the BJP Government endorses these retrograde views on women, why else would they feature in the CBSE curriculum?," said Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.


Meanwhile, taking the note of the matter, CBSE said that the matter will be referred to subject experts for considered views as per the set procedures of the board.

"A passage in one set of the English paper of CBSE Class 10 first term examination has received mixed reactions from a few parents and students stating that "it seems to support regressive notions on family and allegedly promotes gender stereotyping." The matter will be referred to subject experts for considered views as per the set procedures of the board," CBSE tweeted.

The board has also assured students that "appropriate action will be taken to protect the interest of the students".

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