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Probe demanded into answer script issue

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, March 5 - The All Assam Students� Union (AASU) today demanded a high level probe into damage of HSLC examination answer scripts in a devastating fire and said that those responsible for the incident must be brought to book immediately.

The student body alleged that the government and the SEBA were playing with the lives of students of the State and this would not be tolerated. It demanded that the loopholes in the system be plugged immediately so that the students do not face an uncertain future.

Meanwhile, a delegation of the AASU today met the SEBA Chairman to discuss the issue. The SEBA Chairman told the delegation that the students whose answer scripts were burnt, would be able to sit for a re-examination at the end of this month. Those who are not keen on re-examination, would be given the highest mark obtained in other papers for the answer script of the paper damaged, the SEBA Chairman told the delegation.

Meanwhile, the Sadau Asom Karmachari Parishad (SAKP) has expressed serious concern over the incident and demanded strong against those responsible. The SAKP also warned all those involved with the examination process not to play with the careers of the students.

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