2002 Gujarat Riots Under Which Government?” CBSE Terms Question an Error

The Central Board of Secondary Education has promised to take action after it found an “inappropriate question” in a Class 12 sociology Term 1 exam held on Wednesday. It also said that the paper was in violation of the CBSE guidelines for external subject experts for setting question papers.

The question that was asked in the CBSE Class 12 Sociology Term 1 exam was, “The unprecedented scale and spread of anti-Muslim violence in Gujarat in 2002 took place under which government?”

The four options given to the students were:
(a) Congress
(b) BJP
(c) Democratic
(d) Republican

In less than few hours of the examination, the CBSE immediately put out an official statement calling the question “inappropriate and in violation of the CBSE guidelines”.

The CBSE in its statement, further said that it “acknowledges the error made and will take strict action against the responsible persons”.

Although the tweet by the CBSE did not provide details of the question, the Secondary Education Board talking to The Quint has confirmed that the tweet was referring to the question about “the unprecedented scale and spread of anti-Muslim violence in Gujarat in 2002”.

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