'This story of 12th class promotes masculine thinking', Children's Commission wrote a letter to NCERT
The chairman of the Delhi Child Protection Commission has written a letter to the director of NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training), alleging that a class 12 story promotes masculinity, demanding his removal.
Delhi Child Protection Commission (DCPCR) chairman Anurag Kundu has demanded the removal of Chapter III of Class 12 English book 'The Little Girl'. Alleging that the DCPCR president said that 'this story promotes masculine thinking'. Perpetuates patriarchy and promotes toxic behaviour in the family." Anurag Kundu has written a letter to NCERT Director Professor Hrishikesh Senapati to get the story removed, in which he has also mentioned the story.
According to DCPCR President Anurag Kundu, Chapter III of 'The Little Girl' is based on the story of a young girl named Kezia who is scared of her father. Along with this, Anurag Kundu expressed concern that two women grandmother and a mother have been shown in a simple way in the story. Both the women are submissive while the father beats and shouts at Kezia so she cannot even stand in front of him.
Anurag Kundu said that the mother in the story says that being a good girl means she has to serve her father, which he said portrays women in line with the kind of gender-equal society we all live in. aspire to make. Anurag Kundu has said that this story teaches children to accept violence in the home.