Secondary Education Examination (SEE) students resorted to violent protests in several central Tarai districts of Province 2 on Saturday to protest the government’s decision to suspend the remaining exams.
The protesting students clashed with security personnel at Kalaiya and Jitpur of Bara district, leaving about 20 people injured. More than a dozen vehicles, including a car used by a state minister, were vandalised. Stating that the state should not ruin their future, the agitating SEE examinees demanded the immediate rescheduling of the examination, a probe into the question leak and action against the guilty.
The federal government on Friday decided to suspend the ongoing SEE tests of remaining subjects in Province 2 following back-to-back question paper leaks. In line with the direction from the Ministry of Education, the Office of the Controller of Examination suspended the exams until further notice after question papers of science and social studies, scheduled for Thursday and Friday respectively, were leaked consecutively.
In Jitpur of Bara, protesters hit the streets since early morning by burning tyres. More than a dozen people, including security personnel, were injured during sporadic clashes between the protesting students and police personnel.
|Violent / Non-violent||Violent|
|Onesided / Twosided||Onesided|
|Collective / Interpersonal||Collective|
|Secondary Form||Violent demonstration|
|Primary Cause||Issues related to the quality of public services (health, education etc.)and access to these services|
|Actor 1 - Number of people||12|
|Actor 1 - Affiliations||Students|
|Actor 1 - Youth||youth|
|Actor 2 - Number of people||n/a|
|Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target)||Government and civil servants at central level|
|Actor 2 - Youth||na|
|Totally damaged Vehicles||6|
|Severely damaged Vehicles||2|