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CBSE Paper Leak: Class 10, 12 Students Protest at Jantar Mantar Against Re-Examination

Students protest at Jantar Mantar in Delhi against CBSE and administration, raise slogans 'we want justice'.

Published: March 29, 2018 2:52 PM IST

By News Desk | Edited by Roma Das

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New Delhi, March 29: Reacting to CBSE’s decision to conduct re-examination following paper leak, students of class 10 and 12 staged a protest at Jantar Mantar on Thursday. Students gathered at around 10 am in the said place to vent their anger against the CBSE and also against the re-examination and raised slogans like ‘we want justice’.

The agitating students demanded that the CBSE should either conduct re-examination for all the papers or for none of them. More than 28 lakh students have been affected by CBSE decision on Wednesday to re-conduct examination for two papers of class 10 and 12. As per the CBSE, a total of 16,38,428 and 11,86,306 students had registered for examination this year.

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The board had announced it will re-conduct exams for Maths paper of class 10 and Economics paper of class 12 after leak of both papers on social media message application. Exam in both papers were held on Monday and Wednesday.

Earlier today, CBSE announced that the fresh dates for the re-examination of the leaked papers would be announced by March 31. The board also said that the dates of the re-examination will be declared before the end of this week, considering the logistics and the dates of other professional examination.

Meanwhile, the Delhi Police is investigating the CBSE paper leak and also has a few leads. Cops have reportedly asked CBSE for the sequence of events and named a coaching institute founder as the main suspect. The HRD Ministry too has ordered an extensive inquiry and said that a foolproof system would be in place soon. On the other hand, Congress President Rahul Gandhi too attacked the government and took a dig at PM Modi with regard to the CBSE paper leak saying there is a spree of leaks because the ‘chowkidar is weak’.

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