Justice Masoodi Asks BOSE To Conduct Detainees Exam

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SRINAGAR — Chairman Selec­tion-cum-Oversight Commit­tee (SCOC), Justice Hasnain Masoodi has asked the chair­person of the BOSE to conduct examination of Ubaid Nazir Bhat, a class 12-th student from Shopian, who couldn’t appear in the exam due to his deten­tion. Ubaid, who is less than 18 years of age, was on 29 October picked by police station Imam Saheb reportedly in place of his brother and detained and later let off after two days.

Ubaid due to illegal deten­tion missed his Class XII exam in “EVS and may loose an aca­demic year for no fault,” said Masoodi. The student had approached BOSE authorities a number of times with the request to hold his exam, but they didn’t accept “his request citing administrative costs as the reason.”

Justice Masoodi spoke to Veena Pandita Chairperson BOSE and requested her to intervene in the matter “and ensure that exam of Ubaid is taken and his academic year was saved.” “The costs how­ever huge, it was emphasized, cannot justify denial of funda­mental rights,” he said.

Justice Masoodi has asked the authorities not “to sum­mon children to police stations and detain them in the name of counselling as such practice would amount to gross viola­tion of juvenile justice Act.”

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