CBSE Paper Leak: Students Hold Protest In Kolkata

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Kolkata: A number of students, who appeared for this year’s CBSE class XII examinations, staged a protest on Sunday over question paper leak and re-tests and alleged that the board was jeopardising their careers.

The students, numbering around 50 and wearing uniforms of their respective schools, congregated at a Garia locality in the southern part of the city to protest the leak of class 12 economics question paper and the board’s decision of re-test.

On Saturday Students appearing for their Class X and Class XII Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) examinations as well as student organisations such as the National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) held protests in the Capital against the leak of CBSE papers.

They called for the resignation of CBSE chairman Anita Karwal and accused the Board of negligence. The NSUI protested at Udyog Bhawan and tried to march towards Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar’s residence but were stopped by the police. NSUI representatives were, however, taken to meet Mr. Javadekar.

The board has announced re-examination of the Class 12 economics paper on April 25, while the re-test for the Class 10 mathematics paper is likely to be conducted in July.

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