Students’ stage protest in Sopore; demand deferment of secondary examination
Sopore, Oct 03: Police on Wednesday resorted to tear gas shelling in order to disperse the students of Boys Higher Secondary School Sopore who had staged a protest demanding deferment of secondary examination here.
Witnesses told Kashmir Images that scores of students, studying in 11th standard, of Government Boys Higher Secondary School, Sopore staged a protest at Iqbal market -commercial hub of town – to demand deferment of their annual examinations till mid-November.
“Our syllabus is incomplete and the education department has issued our date sheet in which they scheduled the exams in October which is total injustice and will continue protest till our exams are deferred,” said Sharik, a student of 11th standard.
Speaking to Kashmir Images Senior Superintend of Police (SSP) Sopore Javaid Iqbal Said, “Students came out on the streets as they were demanding deferment of exams and meanwhile some students pelted stones on a CRPF picket located at Iqbal Market and the forces retaliated with some tear smoke shells.”
Principal Government Boys Higher Secondary School, Sopore Abdul Roub Shaad told Kashmir Images that students of 11th standard staged the protest before 10 am outside of the institution. “They were demanding the deferment of their examination. Our teachers have completed most of their syllabus but some part is pending which will be completed very soon.”