Altaf Bukhari demands urgent government action to Safeguard future of 10th class students
Srinagar Dec 15: Apni Party Chief Syed Muhammad Altaf Bukhari on Friday voiced strong resentment over denial by JK Board to accept the forms of class 10th students noting that the future of approximately two lakh students enrolled in private educational institutions established on state land hangs in the balance.
Bukhari emphasized the need for the JK Board of School Education (BOSE) to promptly accept examination forms from 10th-grade students enrolled in these private institutions.
He argued that jeopardizing the academic prospects of such a significant number of students is an untenable situation.
Expressing surprise at JKBOSE’s refusal to accept exam forms, Bukhari pointed out that the J&K High Court had issued clear directives to release Registration Returns forms (RRFs) in favor of the petitioner schools.
These directions, he stressed, were consistent with the practices followed before the issuance of the controversial SO 177 on April 15, 2022.
“At this juncture, we should not put the future of two lakh students at stake. The students should be allowed to appear in exams, and later, the government can decide about the fate of these private schools,” Altaf Bukhari said.
He called upon J&K Lieutenant Governor (LG) Manoj Sinha to personally intervene in the matter, underlining the urgency of safeguarding the students’ interests and their participation in upcoming examinations.