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DU SC/ST Association Files Complaint against ‘Casteist’ Question in Examination

In a regretful incident, some teachers have alleged that a ‘casteist’ question was included in a question paper conducted by the Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board. 

Another incident causing ripples in the sanctimony of the varsity recently surfaced. A controversy has emerged this time over an allegedly ‘racist and misogynist’ question put into the Question Paper for the selection of primary teachers. In this connection, a police complaint has been filed at the Maurice Nagar Police Station, North Campus, against the alleged malefactors, the receipt of which has been confirmed by the officials at the station. .

Professor Hansraj Suman, President, DU SC/ST Teachers’ Association, alleges that Multiple Choice Question Number 61 in the Hindi Section of the paper, which was conducted by the Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB) on Saturday, uses derogatory and unacceptable terms for the Dalit Community. He was the one who filed the police complaint on behalf of the Association. According to the DSSSB, this was an inadvertent error, caused due to unintended circumstances.  Also, the Board  added that the question will not be included during the final evaluation of scripts.

DU Beat tried contacting officials from the Association, but a connection couldn’t be established. Their take on the matter shall be updated here as soon as  it is  procured.

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Aashish Jain

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