Jammu & Kashmir

Now Bihar school terms Kashmir as separate country, issues clarification

The 7th class question paper of Bihar school. [Photo: Twitter]

Bihar: A question paper of a Bihar school termed Kashmir as a separate country and not part of India, prompting the state’s education board officials to issue a clarification statement.

The question was asked to the students of Class VII during the examination in Kishanganj district of the state.

As the error raised questions over school officials, a swift statement by the head teacher of the school termed it a ‘human error’.

“The question was to be asked, what are the people of Kashmir called? It was wrongly asked that what are the people of the country of Kashmir called? This was a human error,” ANI quoted the headteacher of the school SK Das as saying.

However, this is not the first time Kashmir was called a separate country or called a part of China or Pakistan.

Earlier in January 2021, World Health Organisation, in its report regarding COVID, segregated J&K and Ladakh from India saying it ‘followed the United Nations guidelines’ while drawing the map.

Later in the same year, Saudi Arabia showed J&K as a separate territory in its global map imprinted on the 20 Riyal banknote released to mark the kingdom’s presidency of the G20 summit.

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