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Polytechnic students hold protest, demand online exams

Faizan Wani

Srinagar, Jan 27 (KNO): Aggrieved over alleged ‘unjustified delay’ in exams, Polytechnic students on Wednesday staged a protest here demanding authorities to hold online exams or announce mass promotion in their favor.

Students, including scores of girls according to news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) amid sloganeering emerged at Press Enclave and staged a protest accusing the Technical Board of ‘ruining’ their future by delaying their exams from 2019.

Protesting students had also carried placards in their hands which read “hold online exams, do justice with Polytechnic students”.

They said the Technical Board has been delaying their exams since 2019 without giving any justifiable reason even as the students presented several memorandums to the higher-ups to consider their demand of holding online exams.

“Our exams were delayed since 2019; we really don’t know why the Technical Board is delaying holding exams. Our exams were supposed to be held in July 2020 which were later postponed due to lockdown but no decision was later taken in this regard,” Farhan, a student told reporters.

He also said exams in Leh, Ladakh were conducted through online mode while results were declared within three days. He said if online exams could be held in Leh, what problems doe’s authorities face in Kashmir.

Farhan said the authorities in October last year also announced mass promotion for those students who have cleared two or more subjects, however no decision was so far taken vis-à-vis conducting their exams.

“We demand exams through online mode or mass promotion, authorities already wasted our precious time by delaying our exams, we now want the Lieutenant Governor to intervene to ascertain the logic behind ruining our future,” he added—(KNO)

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