Renowned private school Beaconhouse is facing intense backlash as people believe their curriculum to be anti-Pakistan. The controversy initiated after a leaked exam paper surfaced the internet.
The question paper included questions that are offending our side of history in the regard. The people are of opinion that the educational institute is ‘funded’ by India and anti-state elements, contributing in establishing the hatred sentiments against Pakistan.
Previously PCTB (The Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board) slapped a ban on Nigel Kelly’s book ‘The History and Culture of Pakistan’ for having anti-Pakistan content as well. Allegedly, the book contained disputable content against Pakistan Army and their role in wars of 1965 and 1971.
“The book must not be used as the textbook, supplementary reading material, reference book or guide book etc. at any level. It is to be treated as most important/urgent & strict compliance be ensured’’ – the read the notification by PCTB (Source: The News).
The students rejected the claim and said that it is one of the most qualitative and unbiased books on Pakistani history.
Recently the questions that sparked the outrage and kick-started the social media campaign against Beaconhouse was also related to the wars. The question asked how India was successful in defeating Pakistan during the two wars – which people are classifying as ‘treason’.
While the majority of people are asking for a ban on the institution and charging them for treason for purposefully propagating anti-Pakistan and anti-Army sentiments, some are also calling the trend lame and bogus, and asking for letting children think and critically analyze the truth themselves. Here is what the social media community is saying on the controversy:
Just seen a copy of a question paper from Beacon House School.
The campaign against the school over a question about the 1965 & 1971 wars is another effort to tamper with history & lie to our children. Already too much subliminal brainwashing in syllabus.
Don't lie outrightly.
— Reham Khan (@RehamKhan1) October 2, 2018
We lost half the country in 1971, how on earth are we going to lie to #Pakistani youth and paint it as a victory. Stop living in la la land. Learn to face reality and cut this #BoycottBeaconHouse nonsense out. pic.twitter.com/2G9JBQttwu
— Sara Taseer (@sarataseer) October 1, 2018
#BoycottBeaconHouse trend again shows is mulk ko sab se zyada khatra bus sawal puchne se he hai. Let kids learn and decide themselves please rather than imposing your perspective!
— Emin Raja (@eminraja1) October 2, 2018
— Shehla (@shehlaruby) October 1, 2018
this hashtag is so funny, they are asking to ban a school because of O level Pakistan curriculum which asked why india won 1971 war from Pakistan. I say our next generation should know the answer why state of Pakistan failed in 1971 #BoycottBeaconHouse
— Zameer Maan (@ZameerMaan) October 1, 2018
This is what Becan house and Educators are teaching to our youth.
— Ammara Mehdi (@ammaraYounas_TG) October 1, 2018
— Nayab Khax (@NayabKhaxx) October 1, 2018
— Ahmad Hussain Yusafzai_AHY (@CharteredActnt) October 1, 2018
#BoycottBeaconHouse bogus trend of La la land – only cz question paper asks why pakistan lost two wars. It is about critical thinking let the kids explore, find answers and analyze.
— salma jafar (@Chiltan) October 1, 2018
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