Mass copying row: Polytechnic students stage protest at JKSBOTE office

Published at March 21, 2017 12:46 AM 0Comment(s)192views


Rising Kashmir News

Jammu:

Scores of students from the Government Polytechnic Kishtwar on Monday staged a protest at Jammu and Kashmir Board of Technical Education (JKSBOTE) at Jammu.
The students, accused of mass copying, were called to the office for proving their innocence.
Last week, a notification was issued by the polytechnic authorities that showed that 46 students out of total 51 students in electrical engineering stream of 4th semester resorted to Unfair Means in their examinations.
Subsequently, all the mentioned students were asked to report at JKSBOTE office at Bikram Chowk Jammu on March 20 and thereafter the actual result will be announced.
On Monday, the students led by NSUI State Vice President, Raqeeq Khan satged a massive protest demonstration at the head office and demanded immediate cancellation of the notification which stated that the students have resorted to Unfair means during the examination.
“The allegation of mass copying is baseless” Khan said.
“We have been asked to come to Jammu from Kishtwar to prove our innocence. We reached here after facing a lot of hardships. We will continue to protest until the board gives the decision in our favour,” the agitating students said.
Later on, as per reports, after assurance that a decision in favour of students will be announced in two days by the secretary of JKSBOTE, the students dispersed peacefully. They, however, threatened that they will start protesting again if the decision doesn’t favour their demands.

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