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“Gujarat riots under which government?” asks question paper; CBSE promises to take action

By Saima Siddiqui 
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New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) that conducts board exams has promised to take necessary action after an inappropriate” question in a Class 12 paper asked which party was in power in the state when the 2002 Gujarat riots took place.

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

It gave four choices to answer: “Congress, BJP, Democratic, Republican.”

The Central Board of Secondary Education, or CBSE, tweeted that it has acknowledged the error.

“A question has been asked in today’s Class 12 Sociology Term 1 exam which is inappropriate and in violation of the CBSE guidelines for external subject experts for setting question papers. CBSE acknowledges the error made and will take strict action against the responsible persons,” the CBSE said.

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It is to be mentioned that over a thousand people were killed in riots after a coach of Sabarmati Express was burnt in Gujarat’s Godhra in 2002. The train was carrying Hindu pilgrims; 59 of them lost their lives in the fire.

In a closure report in February 2012, a special investigation team exonerated Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was Chief Minister of Gujarat in 2002, and 63 others citing “no prosecutable evidence”.

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