PIL seeking deferment of class 10, 12 exams dismissed

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Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir High Court Thursday dismissed the public litigation interest (PIL) filed by JK Students Welfare Association, seeking postponement of class 10 and 12 exams till March 2017.The court observed that Association representing the petitioner was not registered.

Jahangir Iqbal, additional advocate general who was representing the state, told court that the president of the Association, as per Association records, has been elected by 82 students. “So, he cannot represent the thousands of students.”

The Association in its petition had pleaded that government be ordered to take steps for completing syllabus of the students.

The Association had pleaded that there have been only 84 working days in the academic session in which students have completed not more than 40 % of their syllabus.

“In 2014 when worst floods hit Kashmir only 7 % schools were affected but having Assembly elections in sight, the government deferred exams till March 2015. Due to prevailing situation the government has written to Election Commission to defer Anantnag by-polls but is hell bent to conduct exams. It appears that the state is more concerned for smooth conduct of polls but has made examination a point of prestige by intending to use the students and examination for scoring political points,” the students had pleaded. (KNS)

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