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Stir over 'goof up' in inter exam results intensifies

Hyderabad: The stir by opposition parties and students outfits in Telangana over 'goof up' in Intermediate exam results intensifed Tuesday with Congress saying it will continue its fight and BJP's youth wing members taken into preventive custody for trying to march to the CM's office.

The Congress Tuesday reiterated it would keep up its fight till "justice is done to the students."

AICC incharge of Congress affairs in Telangana R C Khuntia in a statement alleged that the government had not responded to the protests and only tried to put them down.

On Tuesday, some members of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) were taken into preventive custody by police, when they tried to march towards the official residence complex-cum-camp office of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.

Besides the Congress, TDP, BJP and student outfits have accused the government of not acting against those responsible for 'faulty' conduct of the exams and also against the Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education over 'errors' and have demanded removal of the State Education Minister.

They have also been making vain attempts to hold demonstrations at the TSBIE office here over the alleged mismanagement by the Board and to express solidarity with students and parents. The protestors are also demanding compensation for family members of the students who have commited suicide. The exams were held February and March this year and the results were declared on April 18. Ever since the results were announced, many students and parents have been approaching the TSBIE office, alleging goof-up in the paper valuation. While some students claimed they had either failed or got poor marks though they had performed well, other parents said their wards are meritorious and expressed shock that they were failed in the exams or had scored very less marks.

A congress-led opposition delegation had met the Governor E S L Narasimhan and and sought a judicial probe into the alleged goof-up.

They had claimed that over 20 students committed suicide after announcement of the results. Student outfits have been demanding the resignation of Education Minister G Jagadeeshwar Reddy, asking him to take moral responsibility over the "fiasco", while the Opposition parties have also demanded that he resign and charged the Minister with being responsible for the students' deaths.

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