Controversy over Kashmir in West Bengal's model question paper, the Chairman of the Board of Secondary Education said - "Action will be taken"

Controversy over Kashmir in West Bengals model question paper, the Chairman of the Board of Secondary Education said - Action will be taken

Kolkata: A picture of the Class 10 model question paper of the Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Vidyamandir School in Malda, West Bengal has created a controversy on social media. In this picture, students have been asked to mark "Azad Kashmir" on the map. Let us tell you that Pakistan and terrorist organizations call Pakistan Occupied Kashmir "Azad Kashmir".

Anti-national mindset: Union MinisterVarious schools and teachers' associations, as well as the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education, issue model question papers every year to help board candidates prepare. These are printed in a book format and students of the Bengal Board solve them as part of their exam preparation. Demanding a state-level inquiry into the matter, Union Minister Subhash Sarkar told NDTV that the education ministry should stop selling test papers and investigate the matter. He said, "They should find out who set the paper, who published it, and take necessary action... Their mindset is anti-national, and the paper setter wants to inspire terrorist activities."

Withdrawal not possible: Ramanujan Ganguly

Ramanuj Ganguly, chairman of the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education, has said that action will be taken in this matter. He told reporters, "We are trying to rectify and clarify it and see what exactly happened? Those who framed the question and edited the question, we will question them, and then the Model Act and Based on its clauses, will take a decision. We will broadcast the decision through our website." Ramanuja Ganguly said, "We have found that a school called Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Vidyamandir School in Malda has set this question. I have heard this, but it is not confirmed that the history teacher did not set the question paper. Physical Education The teacher had made this question paper. However, his personal academic merit is also in history. I don't know what the headmaster has done about it and these are matters which need to be probed."

we do not support such acts

Subhash Sarkar said that if the incident is true, it can be attributed to "the appeasement politics of the Trinamool government, which has prompted some people to insert questions with anti-national overtones in test papers". Trinamool spokesperson Kunal Ghosh later told PTI that his party does not support anything wrong. He said, "If someone has made such a question paper, then he has done a wrong thing. We do not support such acts."

Ghosh said, "Trinamool is a secular party, which does not believe in appeasing any particular community. The government has made baseless remarks against our party."


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