CBSE files FIR against class 12 book publisher who certified 36-24-36 as best shape for females

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) today filed an FIR against the publishers of physical education textbook for class 12, that stated that 36-24-36 was the ideal body shape for women.

The textbook titled Health and Physical Education by Dr. VK Sharma is published by New Saraswati House (India) Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi.

It has a chapter enlisting how 36-24-36 is the ideal figure for women and when it comes to men, the 'V' shape is considered the best.

The chapter also includes examples of women who won beauty pageants like the Miss World and Miss Universe to validate the 'point'.

An image of the section of the textbook comparing the physical and anatomical differences between males and females was initially posted on Twitter by a user named Anuj Khurana.

The FIR has been registered with the Delhi Police.