CBSE board exam  Class 12 term paper asks MCQ on Gujarat riots that shocks the ruling party establishments..

When Current PM Modi was Governing Gujarat in capacity as Cheif Minister ( Head of State) Gujara riots broke out .. 

According to official figures, the riots ended with 1,044 dead, 223 missing, and 2,500 injured. 

The riots broke out in the Gujarat state in 2002 after the burning of two coaches of the Sabarmati Express train near Godhra railway station in which 59 Hindu ‘karsevaks’ were killed. 

Of the dead, 790 were Muslim and 254 Hindu. The Concerned Citizens Tribunal Report  estimated that as many as 1,926 may have been killed.

In one of the most horrific episodes of the large-scale anti-Muslim violence that swept across Gujarat, 13 members of Bano’s family were killed including her three-year-old daughter and Shamim’s two-day-old baby. Bano was gang-raped. She survived by playing dead and then lost consciousness. 

During Apri 2019 after a 17-year battle, the Supreme Court directed the Gujarat government to pay $71,000 to Bano as compensation, along with a job and accommodation of her choice.

It was the highest compensation on record given to a rape survivor or riot victim in India.

 Other sources estimated death tolls in excess of 2,000. Many brutal killings and rapes were reported on as well as widespread looting and destruction of property. 

Narendra Modi, then Chief Minister of Gujarat and later Prime Minister of India, was accused of initiating and condoning the violence, as were police and government officials who allegedly directed the rioters and gave lists of Muslim-owned properties to them

The CBSE board multiple choice question in the sociology exam asked 

“The unprecedented scale and spread of anti-Muslim violence in Gujarat in 2002 took place under which government?”  

The options offered were  Congress, BJP, Democratic and Republican.  

Having noted this the ruling BJP establishment turend red and CBSE board later said was “inappropriate” and against its guidelines.  

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) also said strict action would be taken against “responsible persons”.  “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 board said in an official statement. 

It said the CBSE guidelines for paper-setters clearly state that they have to ensure the questions should be academic oriented only and should be class-, religion-neutral and “should not touch upon domains that could harm sentiments of people based on social and political choices”.