Working women cause of unemployment? BJP-ruled Chhattisgarh stokes controversy

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New Delhi, Sept 23: Days after the Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma triggered controversy by saying that night out for girls is not a part of Indian culture, another such row has erupted.

It has been found that class tenth text book in BJP-ruled Chhattisgarh says that "working women are one of the causes of unemployment in the country".

Working women cause of unemployment?

According to TOI report, this 'misogynist topic' is being taught to students in the class 10 social science textbook under the chapter economic problems and challenges . Shockingly, the book having such controversial content has been published by the Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education.

Offended by the obnoxious content, a teacher has confronted the government over the issue. 24-year-old Soumya Garg has filed a petition to State women commission saying that women have equal rights in employment with men.

"Does it mean that percentage of unemployment is measured on parameters keeping only men in mind? In the age of technology and gender equality, students can't be taught about such prejudices. Women have equal right over jobs with men", Soumya was quoted by the newspaper.

Meanwhile, the Women Commission has said that it will take required step over the same.

"Commission will acknowledge the issue immediately and agreeing on the objection, I would personally write to chief minister and minister for education to consider the matter. Women are integral part of human resources in today's age who are equally competent to men. They can't be held responsible for unemployment in country."

However, Sanjay Ojha who is state council for educational research and training (SECRT) director defended the content and said that it's writer's view out of his experience.
"It's a matter of debate. Now, it is the teacher's job how they explain things to the students and ask the students for their view whether they agreed to it or not", Ojha said.

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