After Sonia flags ‘misogynist’ passage, CBSE drops exam question, to review paper setting process

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) expressed regret and announced a committee to thoroughly review and strengthen the question paper setting process after outrage over a passage in class 10 English exam that allegedly promoted ‘gender stereotyping’. The Board dropped the part from the questionnaire and said that full marks will be awarded to students for it. The issue was also raised in Lok Sabha, with Congress president Sonia Gandhi condemning the ‘blatantly misogynist’ passage. Facing flak from various quarters, the Board expressed ‘regret’ over the ‘unfortunate incident’ and said the passage was not in adherence with the guidelines issued by it. Watch the full video for more.