A Chennai school exam paper terms protesting farmers ‘violent maniacs’

A question paper of the revision exams of a popular CBSE school in Chennai has stirred sharp criticisms as it termed the farmer protesters as “miscreants” and “violent maniacs.”

An English revision exam paper for class 10 students prepared by the school asked students to suggest measures to thwart “such violent maniacs from who act under external instigation.”

According to the question paper, the anti-farm law protesters “went on a rampage destroying public property and attacking police personnel in broad daylight.” 

The question reads:

Attempt ANY ONE of the following in 100-120 words. (5.1=5)

A) The diabolical violence that broke out in the national capital on Republic Day filled the hearts of the citizens with condemnation and abhorrence after the Farm law protesters went on a rampage destroying public property and attacking police personnel in broad daylight. Write a letter to the Editor of a daily newspaper in your city, condemning such terrible, violent acts of miscreants who fail to realise that country comes before personal needs and gains. Destroying public property, disgracing the national flag and attacking police personnels, are few of the various illegal offenses committed, that can never be justified for any reason whatsoever. Suggest few measures from your end to thwart such violent maniacs who act under external instigation.

Carnatic singer, activist and award winning author TM Krishna tweeted on Friday that “the incident and the much larger farm bills issue are still being discussed but here it is called ‘violent maniacs under external instigation’.”