Haryana Govt Suspends HSSC Chairman On "Black Brahmin" Question
18 May 2018 5:30 AM GMT
Caste in India continues to encompass all parts of society
Ultimately the Black Brahmin Question has landed the Haryana Staff Selection Commission (HSSC) Chairman B B Bharti in a soup. On Thursday, the Haryana Government suspended Bharti after a recent row over an objectionable question on Brahmins in a Junior Engineer (JE) Examination held in April, 2018. The decision was taken after a meeting of Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar with representatives of Brahmin Community.
The HSSC had asked an objectionable question in the JE exam, " Which one among the following is not a bad sign of omen in Haryana?" And the probable answers were mentioned as
1/ Empty Pitcher
2/ A casket full of fuel
3/ Meeting with a black Brahmin
4/ Sight of a Brahmin girl
The right answer accepted by the HSSC was "Sight of a Brahmin Girl".
The HSSC later withdrew the question, but the Brahmins were very much aggravated and demanding the removal of the chairman immediately.
The suspension will remain till the inquiry into the issue is complete.
On Wednesday during a press conference the state chief minister, Manohar Lal Khattar accepted that the question was not appropriate and he would talk to representatives of the Brahmin community on this issue. He also stated that stringent action has been taken on the issue. The HSSC has not only debarred the examiner who set the question paper from all future assignments but also withdrawn the question.