Kashmir a country, says a question paper in Bihar

Patna: Bihar’s education department finds itself in a spot after a question paper for Class 7 students defined Kashmir as a country.
The question paper, given to Class 7 students as part of ongoing mid-term exams, asks “what are people of following countries called?”
As an example, the paper provides the answer to the first question on what are people from China called–Chinese.
Subsequently, students are asked what people from Nepal, England, Kashmir and India are called. The fourth part of the question reads, “The people of Kashmir are called the …”.
The exams are being conducted under the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan and the Bihar Education Project Council (BEPC) supervises it on behalf of the Centre. The exams which started on October 5 end today.
The Class 7 question paper blooper comes at a time when Bihar’s education system is in a shambles. The Bihar topper scam last year dented the Bihar government’s image when three stream toppers failed to answer basic questions on national television. (Agencies)