Class X Question Paper In Chennai School Calls Protesting Farmers ‘Violent Maniacs’

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Chennai: A renowned school in the city has landed in a controversy over a question paper for Class X students in which it referred to the protesting farmers as “violent maniacs”’.

Referring to the farmers’ tractor march in New Delhi on Republic Day, the question asked the students to write a letter to the editor of a daily newspaper, “condemning such terrible, violent acts” and also suggest measures “to thwart such violent maniacs who act under external instigation”.

The question was part of the English Language and Literature paper in the second revision exams held on February 11, India Today reported.

Musician TM Krishna has tweeted on the controversial question paper, triggering social media backlash.

“This is a sample from a Class X English paper of a popular Chennai school. The incident and the much larger farm bills issue is still being discussed but here this is being said ‘violent maniacs under external instigation’,” Krishna tweeted.

The photos of the question paper have since been widely circulated on social media and the school has received flak for the controversial question.

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