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Madhya Pradesh State Board Exam paper asks students to show ‘Azad Kashmir’ on India map


Controversy has arisen over a strange question in Madhya Pradesh Education Board’s 10th exam. Two objectionable questions have been asked about Kashmir in the board examination. However, after this matter came to cognizance, Chief Minister Kamal Nath has raised a deep objection and the officer who prepared the question paper has been suspended with immediate effect. Along with this, the Chief Minister has given strict action in the matter.

In fact, in the social science examination paper. Two questions were asked in the MP Board’s Class 10 exam, one where the students had to match the right pair with ‘Azad Kashmir’ and another question, where they were asked to point out the same on India’s map. The question left students appearing for the exam utterly confused. The Board or the teachers have not commented on the issue yet.


State BJP spokesperson Rajneesh Agrawal said, “Class X students appearing in the MP State Board exam are being asked to show Azad Kashmir on India’s map and are also asked to match Azad Kashmir with the suitable sub-question. This is happening despite both houses of the Parliament in 1994 having unanimously adopted the resolution that the entire Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and that Pakistan must vacate parts of the state under its occupation.”

Agarwal further said, “Asking students to show Azad Kashmir on India’s map is shocking. The state government not only needs to punish those responsible, but also come clear on what is its stand on Jammu and Kashmir. Such developments indicate that the Congress government in MP toes the line of its MP from West Bengal Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on the Kashmir issue.”

If there are objectionable questions about Kashmir in the board examination, then there is bound to be a dispute on this. That is why the opposition party BJP has become an attacker on the ruling party Congress on these questions. BJP said that Congress has already been supporting the direct or indirect support of separatist movements. Therefore, during the Congress government, it is not surprising to be asked such questions in the examination.