The Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) exam came under fire with a question about whether Kashmir should be handed over to Pakistan. MP Public Service Commission exam was held on 19th June.
A question was asked in the exam about whether India should decide to give Kashmir to Pakistan? In this, two arguments were also given to the examinees along with the question.
“Should India decide to hand over Kashmir to Pakistan?” read the question, which appeared in all sets (A, B, C and D) of the document.
For this, two arguments were given in the paper in front of the students. The first argument was that yes, it would save India a lot of money. In the second argument it was said that no, such a decision will lead to more similar demands. At the same time, there were four options to answer.
In that option, it was written first yes, because it will save India’s money and the second option no, such a decision will increase more similar demands. On this basis, the examinees were asked to answer.
Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra said both paper setters have been cut from all commission work. At the same time, the Department for Higher Education has also been asked to take action.
Opposition leader in Congress Ajay Yadav has lashed out at the government saying that even thinking of handing Kashmir over to Pakistan is objectionable. He demanded action against the person who put up the paper. “Kashmir is the pride of India. It is highly objectionable to even think that [giving Kashmir to Pakistan] can save money. Even the correct answer is objectionable…it should not be about stopping similar demands [for secession]…giving a better life to the people of India.”