Normalcy returning to valley, board examinations being held peacefully
Srinagar: More than 95 percent of class XII students appeared in state board examination in the Kashmir division amid tight security.
The chairman of the Jammu and Kashmir School Board of Education, Zahoor Ahmad Chatt, stated," 30,295 students out of 32,045 students appeared in the examination on Monday. The exams were held without any disruption."
"The parents waited anxiously outside the examination centre and seemed more concerned about how their children would appeared in the exams than threats from separatist," said Chatt.
Saiyeefa Syed, a student of Kothi Bagh girl's higher secondary school, said," I came from Rainawari in downtown area on scooter and almost all my classmates were present at the centre. The question paper was also not so difficult."
- The state government provided security at 484 exam centres across the Valley.
- Around 6,200 teachers were deputed as superintendents and invigilators.
- Restrictions were put around all examination centres to ensure smooth conduct of exams besides categorising centres as 'hypersensitive', 'sensitive' and 'normal' , depending on vulnerability and local circumstances.
According to the supervisor," The examination took place peacefully and board authorities shifted eight centres in south Kashmir because of stone pelting and other security issues."