Bahraich, Uttar Pradesh – On September 22nd, a school in Bahraich, Uttar Pradesh, found itself embroiled in a controversy when it was revealed that a Hindi question paper for class 9 contained derogatory statements about Indian Muslims, describing them as terrorists. The paper in question had been prepared by a school teacher.
Members of the local Muslim community were quick to respond to the offensive content, delivering a memorandum to the District Magistrate (DM) in Bahraich, demanding that the school’s recognition be revoked. Sukhian Ahmed, who was part of the delegation submitting the memorandum, highlighted that the incident had occurred during the school’s half-yearly examinations. The discovery of such offensive content in an educational setting raised concerns and prompted a swift response from the community.
The District Magistrate, Monica Rani, assured the community that appropriate action would be taken after a thorough investigation. In response to the controversy, the school management took decisive steps by dismissing the Hindi teacher responsible for creating the offensive question paper. Furthermore, they issued a letter of apology to both the district administration and the Muslim community.