Tension prevailed outside Telangana State Intermediate Board of Education (TSBIE) office in Nampally on Monday after police detained a few students and student activists of the SFI, NSUI and ABVP. Congress working president Revanth Reddy was also detained by the police for protesting against the government.
Alleging lapses by the TSBIE, several students and their parents had gathered outside TSBIE office and protested against them.
The protesting students and their parents allege the TSBIE of committing blunders as a result of which several of them failed to clear the examination. The students want to apply for re-evaluation, however, they claim that the TSBIE website was not working. According to TSBIE, application for re-evaluation should be mandatorily submitted online. The last date for applying for re-evaluation is April 25. Panicked by this, several students had gathered and questioned the authorities.
In solidarity to their protest, several student activists from the SFI, NSUI and ABVP joined the protest. Congress working president Revanth Reddy also joined in.
Demanding the resignation of Education Minister Jagdish Reddy at the protest, Revanth Reddy said, “The CM hasn't reviewed the situation yet, 12 students have lost their lives because of the irresponsible state of affairs, the education minister had failed miserably in discharging his duties he must immediately resign from the position.”
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Shortly, the Begum Bazar police detained them. However, police claim that they detained only protestors belonging to ABVP.
Speaking to TNM, Begum Bazar, SHO P Subbaiah said, “The persons we detained were student activists belonging to SFI and ABVP.” However, a visual captured by Mojo TV shows that even a student was detained by the police. When questioned further, the SHO refused to speak.
After the TSBIE announced results on April 18, scores of students have alleged that there were discrepancies. The board had reportedly marked a few students as 'absent' while they had appeared for the exams, and a few top rankers have failed to clear the exams.
For instance, Navya, a student from Mancherial who was the class topper in the first year, was awarded zero marks in Telugu in the second year. However, after re-evaluation she scored 99 marks.
Reportedly, a total of 13 students in the state have committed suicide as they couldn’t clear the exam.
Following a slew of complaints against the TSBIE, the government held a review meeting on Sunday, and appointed a three-member committee to probe the matter.