The Hush Post: A question in the Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board exam has snowballed into a controversy and the one which seeks immediate resolution. A question on Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir PoK was referred to as Azad Kashmir, a term coined by Pakistan for the Pakistan occupied Kashmir.
Now the Chairman of the JKSSB, Simrandeep Singh has stepped in and the question has subsequently been nullified after there was widespread angst on social media. Also an inquiry has been ordered into the matter.
“I was told a question had come in exams for the appointment of Patwaris 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 penalised?” Singh has sought an answer.
‘Azad Kashmir’ is a Pakistani term used to address the part of Kashmir which is under its illegal occupation. Sources say, the question seems to be either a mischief or a deliberate attempt to introduce terms into the education system and competitive exams which are anti-India.