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Protest against CBSE, SSC paper leaks gather steam in Delhi

The agitating students are demanding a Supreme Court-monitored CBI inquiry into the paper leaks of CBSE and SSC exams.

SNS | New Delhi |

A day after protests against the CBSE paper leak shook New Delhi, Staff Selection Commission (SSC) aspirants, school students came together in support of their demands.

The agitating students are demanding a Supreme Court-monitored CBI inquiry into the paper leaks of CBSE and SSC exams. The protesters converged in Central Delhi and marched towards Parliament. As per reports, they were detained after a mild lathi charge.

According to Delhi Police, the students also made attempts to block the road in front of the CBSE office. “But we kept them away. A group of about 25-30 students are protesting outside the CBSE office,” said a senior Delhi Police officer.

Students were protesting against the decision of the HRD Ministry and CBSE to conduct re-examination of Class 10 mathematics and Class 12 economics board exams.

While some students gathered at Parliament Street in the heart of the city, members of the Congress’ National Students Union of India (NSUI) began marching towards Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar’s residence but were stopped.

Student groups and the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) also demonstrated outside the CBSE headquarters in east Delhi’s Preet Vihar, raising various demands, including an independent investigation.

“The leaks have exposed the capture of the highest academic institutions by the exam mafia under the watch of the Modi government as well as the abdication of authority by the HRD minister and the CBSE chairperson,” NSUI leader Neeraj Mishra said.

SSC
Aspirants have to go through SSC examination to get selected for lower division government jobs. The examination is an online test and is held to fill clerical posts in government offices.

The SSC, which conducts exams to select candidates for various central government jobs, had to cancel nine examinations, fully or partially, in the last five years.

Arrests
All four people arrested in connection with the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) exam paper leak were sent to seven-day police custody by a Delhi court on Thursday.

The arrested accused Sonu Singh, Param, Gaurav and Ajay Jaiswal are residents of Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad, Haryana’s Bahadurgarh and Delhi. Two accomplices Harpal and Anni are still at large.

On Tuesday, in a joint operation by the Delhi Police and the Special Task Force of the Uttar Pradesh Police.

They were allegedly using screen-sharing software to access computers used by the candidates to help them cheat, for which they charged over Rs 3 lakh from each candidate. They were operating the racket since 2011.

CBSE paper leak 

After reports CBSE paper leak of Class 10 mathematics and Class 12 economics paper emerged, the education board decide to re-conduct the examinations and more than 28 lakh students have been affected by CBSE decision on Wednesday to re-conduct examination for two papers of Class X and XII.

As per the Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE), a total of 16,38,428 and 11,86,306 students had registered for examination this year for Class X and Class XII respectively.

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