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July 15, 2014

Satirical sex education class in India goes viral

Comedy skewers health minister's controversial remarks on educating children about sex.

A mock Indian sex education class showing a teacher struggling with a "government approved" syllabus is making waves among Indian internet users. East India Comedy's video mocks remarks on Health Minister Harsh Vardhan's website suggesting "so-called 'sex education'" should be banned.

Vardhan was also quoted as saying the use of condoms sends a wrong message that "you can have any kind of illicit sexual relationship, but as long as you're using a condom, it's fine".

Vardhan later clarified he was only opposed to the current adolescent education programme, which was introduced in 2007. The programme is not mandatory, but it has been banned by several Indian states.