Around two dozen youth of class 10 and 12 continue to remain under Police detention at a time when the secondary and higher secondary examinations conducted by Board of School Education are underway in Kashmir.
Given their continuous detention, the students have lost the opportunity to appear in exams in the month of November, despite their examinations forms and admit cards prepared by JK BOSE.
A top official in school education department said around two dozen students of both the classes (10th and 12th) are still under detention due to which they couldn't appear in their exams.
"Besides, there are reports that some class 10th and 12th students who were injured during the ongoing turmoil are in different hospitals. We are assessing the number so that they can appear in their exams in March," the official said.
"The students who are under detention will also be allowed to appear in exams in March 2017," he added.
The officials said the government would probably relax the rules in order to enable the detained or injured students to appear in the exams in March 2017. "As per BOSE regulations there is a provision to provide helper to those students who have some disability in arm or have some related ailment. But this year government will relax rules some students who were injured during the turmoil or became the pellet victims," the official said.
Meanwhile, the BOSE officials have already provided helpers to the 18 students including pellet victims and injured students as well. "Till date around, 18 students were given helpers including 2-3 pellet victims as well. We provided a helper to class 10 strident of Pulwama who was hit by pellet in the eye while as two students were given some relaxation for hiring a helper for exams," the official said.
He said some students who were provided helpers in their exams were injured in forces' action during the unrest.
The Chairman JK Board of School Education (BOSE) Zahoor Ahmad Chatt said: "Two pellet victims were from Srinagar district and one was also from Pulwama. We provided helpers to them on basis of medical certificates provided to them by concerned hospital authorities."
He however said the students who continue to remain in police detention or are admitted in hospitals will be allowed to appear in exam in March next year. "November exams have already started so those students can appear in March," he said.