A class 10 social science textbook of Chhattisgarh claims that ‘working women are one of the causes of unemployment in the country’. A controversy emerged after a young teacher Soumya Garg in tribal Jashpur district confronted the government over the issue and petitioned the state women’s commission.
The book has been published by the Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education.
According to TOI reports, one of the chapters of the textbook on economic problems and challenges, explains that the percentage of unemployment after independence increased as women in all sectors started working.
Soumya Garg , 24, has petitioned state women’s commission against the content arguing that women have equal rights to employment. She, however, hasn’t received any response from the women’s commission to the letter.
In another incident, a Union minister was in the eye of storm for a similar sexist remark saying that girls wanting a night out is not acceptable in India.