Students in IHK protest deferal of exams


Srinagar—In occupied Kashmir, the student continue on their protests against the authorities’ decision to conduct annual examination of Class 10 and 12 in November this year with students saying that they need conducive atmosphere to appear in their examinations.
The students also castigated the authorities in Board of School Education (BOSE) for making insensitive statements to go ahead with the class 10 and 12 exams.
“We fail to understand on what basis have authorities decided to go ahead with the exams in the prevailing situation. They are exploiting the students for political gains and want to portray normalcy in Kashmir and receive pat from their bosses in New Delhi,” the students said.
The students of class 10th and 12th staged protests in Ganderbal district and other parts of Kashmir stating that they were not ready to appear in the exams as per the dates announced by the BOSE.
The students said that after the closure of schools they couldn’t go for private coaching and had completed only 20 percent of syllabus.
“Children are being killed and hit by pellets. This is total injustice with the students, how can we appear in exams when we even don’t have completed half of our syllabus,” a 10th class student said.
The students demanded release of arrested youth and accused the puppet administration of using education for political gains.
“Let the government release those students who have been detained on charges of stone pelting. We don’t want to appear in exams for sake of showing normalcy which is not a truth,” the students said.
Amid the ongoing uprising, the government on September 23 announced the dates for holding annual exams of classes 10 and 12 from second week of November which however evoked criticism from all quarters who sought deferment of exams to March next year.—KMS