Question asked in govt school in Bihar implies Kashmir as a separate country
Patna,(BiharTimes): A question asked in the half-yearly examination in government schools in Bihar was framed in such a way that it implied that Kashmir is a country.
According to a report published in the Times of India the question of 2x4 marks read: “What are the people of the following countries called? One is done for you.
(i) The people of China are called the ... Chinese.
(ii) The people of Nepal are called the ....
(iii) The people of England are called the ...
(iv) The people of Kashmir are called the ....
(v) The people of India are called the ...”
It was part of the paper of English in the half-yearly examination of Class VII students of government schools across Bihar.
The examination commenced on October 5 and ended on October 11.
The examination is being conducted under the central government's Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, which is overseen in the state by the Bihar Education Project Council (BEPC), a wing of the state education department.
The Times of India claimed that it got the question paper from a student of Vaishali district. Asked about it, Vaishali district education officer Sangeeta Sinha told the daily: “I was on leave and have just resumed. I will have to look into the matter.”
The report said that BEPC state programme officer Prem Chandra, knew about the gaffe.
“It’s very embarrassing, I admit," he said and called it a printing error.
Sources in the education department said the question papers for the BEPC examinations are prepared centrally though they are printed at multiple locations.