Kashmir labeled as ‘separate country’ in class 7 of Bihar government school exam questionnaire


The Udayavani team, October 19, 2022, 4:15 PM IST

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Patna: A question in a Bihar government school exam that referred to Kashmir as a “separate country” sparking political controversy.

Last week, the question was put to class 7 students during an exam held last week in the majority minority districts of Araria, Purnea and Kishanganj, according to an IANS report.

Question number 1 of the article in English had five sub-questions to be completed.

The question asked was: “What are the names of the inhabitants of the following countries?” One is for you. The question had five options on China, Nepal, England, “Kashmir” and India.

Reacting to this, the BJP attacked the government of Nitish Kumar. Sanjay Jaiswal criticized the JD(U)-RJD combination and said they were the supporters of the People’s Front of India (PFI).

“I posted my comment on Facebook on Tuesday and deleted it later to comply with Indian government law,” he said.

Bihar officials believe that Kashmir is a separate country, just like China, Nepal, England and India,” Jaiswal said.

“Nitish Kumar’s thought and ideology became similar to that of Sharjeel Imam. He desperately seeks to become Prime Minister of the country and fools the children of class 7 with anti-national questions. The Bihar government will soon ask about the PFI 2047 agenda and its officers will ask the people to avoid highlighting the issue,” Jaiswal said.

“This question was asked in Purnea, Araria and Kishanganj districts. I leave that to the people of Bihar to decide which direction this government takes,” he said.

(With IANS entries)

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