A video went viral on social media on Wednesday showing some boys purportedly trying to pass chits at some examination centres in Handwara here, where the students were writing mathematics papers for class 10th bi-annual examination.
Sources alleged copying at the exam centres 5210 and 5211 inthe higher secondary school Handwara.
An eyewitness said some boys outside the exam centres weretrying to pass the notes through the windows. "The boys were warned manytimes by the superintendent to leave the spot," Rayees Ahmad of Handwarasaid.
A video showed boys purportedly hanging from the windows ofthe exam centres trying to pass the notes.
The locals of the area demanded investigation and appealedfor shifting of the exam centres from higher secondary school Handwara."If the boys are copying what is the purpose of their studying,"asked Rashid Ahmad of Handwara.
When contacted, chief education officer Kupwara MohamadShafi said nothing like copying had taken place in the exam centres. "Someboys outside the exam centre in the beginning tried to pass some notes but theywere stopped and asked to leave the exam centre premises by thesuperintendent," Mohammad Shafi said.
He said that police men had been placed "from the front sideof the school. "From the back side, the teachers were monitoring andhandling the situation only to keep it normal and avert any chance of stonepelting," he said.