In a noteworthy predicament to the BJP government, a section in class 10 textbook in Chhattisgarh has become known as it faults ‘working women’ for rising unemployment. The class 10 social textbook says that ‘working women are one of the reasons for unemployment in the nation’. Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education has published the book.
According to reports a young teacher ‘Soumya Garg’ in tribal Jashpur region has gone up against the government over the issue and has appealed to women commission in state. In one chapter on economic problems and difficulties, the textbook give explanation regarding the rate of unemployment after independence expanded as women in all divisions began working. Garg speaking to a daily news, questioned whether the rate of unemployment was measured on boundaries that remembered just men. She likewise said that women had as much as right for jobs similar to men.
Garg further said, there was no response from women’s commission to the letter she had composed a month prior. A women’s commission member told the daily that she would in person write a letter to Chief Minister Raman Singh and Education Minister Kedar Kashyap to contemplate the issue.
This is not the first time of deception of certainties in the textbooks. In 2014, there was shock in West Bengal after school course readings marked progressive freedom fighters as ‘terrorists’. The history course books for Class 8 portrayed the exercises of freedom fighters like Khudiram Bose, Prafulla Chaki and Jatindranath Mukherjee as ‘extremism and terrorism’. Now the Chhattisgarh textbook occurrence also makes a joke of the Narendra Modi-drove BJP government which is definitely pushing for gender equality and women empowerment.