Class 10 Exam Question Refers PoK as Azad Kashmir; Paper Setters Suspended

Publish On: 08 Mar, 2020 11:39 AM | Updated   |   Madhurima  

BHOPAL: Two representatives of the Madhya Pradesh Board Of Secondary Education got suspended as per the orders of Kamal Nath, the Chief Minister. This happened after a question paper for the subject of Social Science in class 10 indicated Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) as Azad Kashmir.

An official from MPBSE mentioned that both the paper setter and the moderator have been suspended and further disciplinary action will also be taken against them.

The 2 contentious questions were worth 5 marks each, which got omitted from the paper and the maximum max were set to 90. One question asked the students to identify 'Azad Kashmir' on the map and the other time the term was used in the 'match a pair' question.

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Bharatiya Janata Party, the opposition called out the Congress government in Madhya Pradesh. A representative of BJP, Rajneesh Agarwal shared the image of the questions on his Twitter account. He is the spokesperson of BJP. He shared the picture and asked, "Kashmir is an integral part of India. The Indian government has passed a resolution to this effect. Has Madhya Pradesh's Congress regime recognized Azad Kashmir?"

He also didn't fail to mention that senior Congress leaders are used to using the "same phrase" exactly like the separatists and Pakistan. Agrawal wants a sedition case to be registered against the individuals accountable for this incident.