Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia orders probe into ‘reprehensible’ law exam question with ‘communal overtones’

A day after a report revealed a controversial question was put in a law exam paper for third semester examinees of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU), Education Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia ordered a probe, asking how  a “reprehensible” question with “communal overtones” could be asked.

A report regarding the same is to be given within five days. The university has also separately launched an internal probe into the matter.

First reported by Indian Express, the question in the exam paper read as follows: “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?”. The paper appeared on December 7.


On Tuesday, Sisodia wrote to the Higher Education Secretary: “It has been brought to my notice through media reports that a highly objectionable question was asked in the LLB third semester exam in the college, namely School Law at Narela, affiliated to GGSIPU. How could such a reprehensible question with a communal overtone be framed for an LLB exam? Secretary (Higher Education) to get the matter inquired into and status report be sent to the undersigned within five days.”

GGSIPU had on Monday said that they had retrospectively “deleted” the question and would not be marking students based on it.

(With inputs from Indian Express)

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