In a state exam, question refers Pak Administered Kashmir as ‘Azad Kashmir’, inquiry ordered

New Delhi: The chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir Service Selection board has ordered an inquiry after a question referred to Pakistan Administered Kashmir as ‘Azad Kashmir’.

India calls Pakistan Administered Kashmir as ‘Pakistan Occupied Kashmir’ while as Pakistan refers it to as ‘Azad Kashmir’ (Free Kashmir).

According to a report in the Times of India, after outrage on social media, Simrandeep Singh, the chairman of the board, nullified the question and ordered an inquiry.

“I was told a question had come in Patwari exam where the term ‘Azad Kashmir’ was used. Subject expert of geography has been asked to submit a report on same. We’ve asked him why he shouldn’t be penalized,” said Singh.

The question which has raised ‘questions’ was:

Jammu and Kashmir has an international border with China in the north and east, and the Line of Control separates it from the Pakistan-controlled territories of Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan in:

a) north and north-east respectively
b) south and south-east respectively
c) east and north-east respectively
d) west and north-west respectively

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