For Adil Rashid, a commerce student of class 12 from North Kashmir's Bandipora district, "it was more like being in prison than in examination centre" as students had to go through frisking and prove their identity at the gate of examination centre before sitting in the exam hall. Like every other district of the valley, heightened security arrangements were made to ward off any "untoward" incident in and around 20 examination centres in Bandipora and Sumbal zones of the district.
Adil said that he had never in his life experienced such a situation at the time of examinations as there were security personnel deployed in every nook and corner of the district mostly around examination centres. "There was huge deployment of forces in and around the examination centre," he said.
He said that huge deployment of forces "gave a sense of insecurity."
Around 92 percent students appeared in class 12th examination across the district.
Chief Education Officer, Muhammad Shafi War, told Greater Kashmir, "Out of 1404 students, 1303 appeared in exams today in Bandipora and Sumbal educational zones. Rest 101 students had already told that they will appear in March exams," he said.