Srinagar: The J&K State Board of School Education has said that a viral video showing mass copying by some students at an exam centre in southern Kashmir had nothing to do with recently conducted exams for high and higher secondary grade students.
A committee constituted to ascertain authenticity of the video has stated that the clip has no relevance with the exams recently conducted by JKBOSE and that the visual was from some past occurrence.
“The committee minutely inspected the centre rooms and outer boundary wall of the institution in order to collect evidences to thrash out truth,” reads the committee report, adding that the windows through which copying material is thrown in the video are properly iron netted and all the glass windows are thoroughly intact, which contradicts the scene depicted in the video.
“The outfits worn by the miscreants are used in summer as per the video clip whereas the people as well as the students wore woolen clothes during the recently held JKBOSE exams due to chilly weather and cold atmosphere,” the report said.
The video clip showing mass copying by students surfaced on social media four days after the exams of classes 10th to 12th culminated in Kashmir Division, Winter Zone Jammu besides Leh and Kargil districts.
In the video, the youth in scattered groups were seen helping examinees with paper chits from outside the examination centre in higher secondary school Devsar in south Kashmir.
A committee, headed by joint director for south Kashmir was formed by JKBOSE to investigate the matter and ascertain the authenticity of the video and submit a report to the Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK).
The report states that the video which surfaced on social media shows plants and green shrubs along with boundary walls of the school, while as this year the JKBOSE exams were held in Autumn.