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Bihar: Students protest due to poor result in board examination

Patna: After Bihar board has declared the result yesterday, a large number of students today came to protest in front of Inter-Council office due to unsatisfactory results. A few of them even tried to climb the main gate but were prevented by police.

Students were angry as many of them have qualified for JEE mains but failed the examination. They demanded their answer sheets be shown to them and wanted to know the name of teachers who had checked their answers sheets. Khushboo Kumari, who has topped the science stream with 86.2% marks also told that she had expected at least 95%.

The students gathered at the BSEB office gate, keeping all employees inside. Traffic on the busy Budh Marg built up as others joined the protesters, forcing the police to resort to a lathi charge, HT reported.

Several students and passersby were injured in the incident. When Rapid Action Force (RAF) reinforcements too failed to control the situation, the police had to opt for lathi charge at least three times.

Ravi Kumar from Siwan, who got 291 out of 500 marks, failed in English and chemistry but qualified JEE (Mains). “My future is uncertain. I don’t understand how I can fail in chemistry. I want to see the copy,” he added.

Ompriya from Jamui had qualified a marine entrance examination but failed the Class 12 Chemistry paper. “I got just 10 marks in theory and 24 in chemistry practicals. I have failed, and now my marine engineering prospects are ruined,” he added.

Students who only got single digit marks demanded re-evaluation. “We want to know who evaluated our copies and if they were really more capable than us,” said Dimple Kumari.

No one from the BSEB office, met the students to listen to their demands. “The board is for the students. We want justice and will fight till the last. The board cannot ruin our future,” Kumari added.