11/10/2017 1:10 PM IST | Updated 11/10/2017 1:12 PM IST

In Bihar Question Paper, Kashmir Is A Separate Country

"It's very embarrassing, I admit."

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One of the questions prepared by the state education board of Bihar for class VII students describes Kashmir as a separate country from India. The question reads: What are the people of the following countries called: China, Nepal, England, Kashmir and India.

A subhead in the question reads: "The people of Kashmir are called the...."

The Times of Indiareported today the question is part of an examination being conducted under the central government's Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan across government schools in Bihar, overseen by the state education department.

The Bihar Education Project Council state programme officer Prem Chandra said that it was a printing error. "It's very embarrassing, I admit," he told TOI.

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