Students vandalize school for failing to issue admit cards even as CBSE exams knocking at door
IMPHAL, February 22
With CBSE exams nearing the anxiety levels of class X and XII students of some schools in Imphal who are yet to get admit cards are on the rise.
Amidst the reports of non-issue of admit card to students of some schools affiliated to the Central Board of School Education (CBSE), a group of students today vandalized Imphal’s RamKrishna Higher Secondary located opposite ISKON temple.
The students indulged in the vandalism act were belonged to Akash Institute of Arts, Kwakeithel Thokchom Leikai; Akash Institute of Arts, Ghari; Little Rose, Canchipur and MM Higher Secondary School, Wangkhei. The admit card of these schools are to be issued by the authority of the RamKrishna Higher Secondary School. Students of their school (RamKrishna Higher Secondary School) are to yet to receive admit card. They were also among the group of students who stormed the school this forenoon, around 11 am.
The students who converged at the school campus to inquire about admit card got angry after they could not get the admit card and vandalized the properties of the school.
The school authority is alleged of not issuing admit card to around 2000 students even as exams for the class X and XII are scheduled to commence from March 2 and 3 respectively.
Panes of windows and doors of some rooms of the school and furniture were damaged by the students.
Any of school authority was available for comment regarding the allegation of the students. Protest of the students came up in less than 24-hour after miscreants attempted to set afire Central Institute of Science in Imphal’s Keishamthong Hodam Leirak.
The arson attempt was reportedly made last night around 7.10 pm by piling up heaps of papers at the main entrance gate of the institute. A team of fire fighters from Imphal fire service station and police doused the fire before it spread to the school building.
The arson attempt report came up at a time when there were reports of school founder hiding himself after the institute is alleged of taking admission to class X to XII by falsely claiming that it got affiliation with the CBSE and also amidst the complaints from the guardians of the students after their wards are in a position not to appear in the upcoming class X and XII exams.
In the meantime, the Maoist Communist Party Manipur has reportedly owned up the responsibility for the arson attempt at the institute, in a statement issued to the local media today.
The statement reportedly informed that its wing “Red Guards” have mexecuted the arson attempt while alleging that the institute of enrolling many students and never giving them chance to sit in examinations.
The Maoist further warned the authority to close down the institute while asking to refund the fees which were collected from about 2,000 students of the institute within five days to its statement.