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April 24th, 2012
A blunder: POK marked as Asad Kashmir in CBSE Book..

Azad Kashmir is the name used by Pakistanis for the occupied territory which India treats as an integral part of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K). The map in the book also shows Gilgit-Balistan as northern territory, the name given by Pakistan to those areas illegally severed from mainland PoK.

Geographical-historical’ book being used to teach standard III students in several schools, including those run by the army, has a map in which PoK is labelled as ‘Azad Kashmir’

The book has been printed by a publishing house in Delhi’s Karol Bagh. On its first page, it says it is “strictly according to the latest syllabus prescribed by the CBSE, New Delhi”. Army schools in J&K have withdrawn the book. “The publishers have accepted their mistake and will supply new books,” said Sandeep Maratha, principal of Army Public school in Srinagar.