GK Web Desk A Delhi university has retrospectively “deleted” a question in a law exam that asked the students to decide the whether a Muslim man committed any offence by slaughtering a cow in the presence of Hindus.
According to a report in The Indian Express, the question formed a part of the Law of Crimes-I paper held on December 7. Of the colleges affiliated to GGSIPU, ten offer the LLB course and received the question paper.
“Ahmed, a Muslim kills a cow in a market in the presence of Rohit, Tushar, Manav and Rahul, who are Hindus. Has Ahmed committed any offence?” This was among the questions in a third-semester end term examination for law students of the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU), the report said.
As an image of the question paper surfaced on social media, the university, when contacted, said it “regretted” the question and decided to “delete” it, and that students will not be evaluated on their answer.
Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia said he has ordered an inquiry into the matter.
“It is very bizarre and seems to be an attempt to disturb the harmony of society. We won’t tolerate such misconduct. I am ordering an inquiry, and if found true, strongest action will be taken,” Sisodia was quoted as saying.
Bilal Anwar Khan, a Supreme Court lawyer, tweeted an image of the question paper Sunday night and wrote, “Here is a new normal, de-humanising an entire community. A law college at Narela, NCR’s third-semester question paper (sic)”. Here is a new normal, De-humanising an entire community, A Law College at Narela, NCR’s Third Semester Question Paper pic.twitter.com/qCSEloSUac
— Bilal Anwar (@bak_bilal) December 9, 2018 The college he was referring to is the Chandra Prabhu Jain (CPJ) College of Higher Studies and School of Law at Narela, which is affiliated to GGSIPU.
Khan said he had written to the university and the college about the matter but was yet to receive a response.
In his email, he said, “The nature of question paper is highly derogatory in its form and nature against particular class and community. The question blatantly dehumanises […]