Bihar: Govt school question paper describes Kashmir as separate country, probe ordered

Patna: A recent Class-7 question paper circulated in Bihar government schools allegedly described Kashmir as a separate country, prompting the Education Department to order a probe, officials said Wednesday.

The claim that Kashmir is not a part of India was made in the English mid-term examination paper approved by the Bihar Education Project Council, and distributed among students in Araria, Kishanganj and Katihar districts, they said.

Dipak Kumar Singh, Additional Chief Secretary (Education Department), told PTI, We have ordered a probe into the matter and strict action will be taken against those who are found guilty.

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The opposition BJP, meanwhile, alleged that the contents of the question paper point to the fact that Bihar government officials consider Kashmir to be a different country.

“The state government is still silent on my concern that they feel Kashmir as not a part of India. This question paper advocates that officials in the Bihar government consider Kashmir as a different country, BJP state president Sanjay Jaiswal said in a Facebook post in Hindi.

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