A Madhya Pradesh school has courted a full-blown controversy for its decision to ask students to name the son of Bollywood actors Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan. The parents’ body has demanded strict action against the school authorities in Madhya Pradesh. However, the question did not specify if it was meant for the star couple’s first son Taimur or second son Jehangir Ali Khan.
The incident took place in Madhya Pradesh’s Khandwa district where Academic Heights Public School asked its students about Taimur Ali Khan.
The controversial test question for Class VI students read, “Write the full name of the son of Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan.”
A private school in Khandwa asked the name of film actor Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan's son in the examination paper of class 6th. The DEO said a show cause notice will be issued to the school @ndtv @ndtvindia @GargiRawat @manishndtv pic.twitter.com/YkERwGYeMB
— Anurag Dwary (@Anurag_Dwary) December 24, 2021
According to media reports, Khandwa District Education Officer (DEO) Sanjiv Bhalerao has said that his administration has taken a dim view of the matter. “A show-cause notice will be issued to the school. Based on the school’s response, appropriate action will be initiated,” Bhalero was quoted as saying.
As expected, the topic dominated the social media conversations with users demanding the arrest of those involved in setting up of the question paper.
Academic Heights Public School of Khandwa district in Madya Pradesh is asking Its 6th Graders in Test to write the Full Name of Kareena Kapoor And Saif Ali Khan’s Son
— CA RAJEEV GUPTA (@RajeevGuptaCA) December 25, 2021
Funny thing is, the school’s own general awareness should be questioned, because Kareena-Saif have two sons https://t.co/rlsMbAyZsL
— 桜 (@paurikhal_ki) December 24, 2021
So full name of Saif-Kareena’s son is a content under “Current Affairs” section.
This Qn was asked in class 6 test in Academic Heights Public School in Khandwa district of MP. Utterly disgusting!
Strict action must be taken against this school by state’s education department. pic.twitter.com/mV7OP4Mk3y
— Manisha Kadyan (@Miss_Kadyan) December 24, 2021
Curiously, Kareena and Saif now have two sons namely Taimur Ali Khan and Jehangir Ali Khan. The controversial question did not specify which son of the star couple the students were expected to name.