Controversy over question of ‘handing over’ Kashmir to Pak, MPPSC blacklists paper setter and moderator

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Controversy erupted over an objectionable question asked about Kashmir in the State Services Preliminary Examination conducted by MPPSC.

Indore/Bhopal:

The Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) on Tuesday blacklisted a paper setter and a moderator after a controversial question was asked about Kashmir in the General Aptitude Test of the State Services Preliminary Examination. This controversial question was also withdrawn by the MPPSC from the examination held on Sunday. Significantly, in the State Services Preliminary Examination conducted by MPPSC, a controversy arose over an objectionable question asked about Kashmir.

According to officials, the question paper of the General Aptitude Test in the State Services Preliminary Examination held on Sunday was asked in the form of a statement whether India should decide to give Kashmir to Pakistan? On this question, the first argument was given in the pamphlet, “Yes, this will save a lot of money for India.” The second argument was given, “No, such a decision will lead to more similar demands”. To answer this question, four options were given to the examinees, out of which in the first option the first argument was correct, in the second option the second reasoning was correct, in the third option both the first and second reasoning was given as correct. And according to the fourth option, both the first and second arguments were not correct.

Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra told reporters in Bhopal, “MPPSC has excluded two officials belonging to Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra from the process of setting the paper. The question was objectionable and MPPSC and Higher Education Department have been informed about it. A letter has been written to take action against them. “Misra, who is also the spokesperson of the state government, said that other states have also been informed that both these officers have been banned, so their services should not be used.” should.

Speaking to reporters in Indore, MPPSC OSD Ravindra Panchbhai said, “We do not agree with the content of the question asked on Kashmir. That’s why we have removed this question from the exam.” The paper setters and moderators involved in the process have been blacklisted, which means they have been permanently excluded from the examination process of MPPSC. We have also written to the departments for disciplinary action against them.” However, he refused to divulge the names of these two officials, citing the secrecy of the exam. The screenshot of the objectionable question regarding Kashmir had surfaced on social media, after which agitated people are reacting sharply to such a question being asked in the MPPSC examination. Madhya Pradesh Congress media committee chairman KK Mishra demanded the resignation of the MPPSC chief in this matter.

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