Miffed with Karnataka board’s inability in keeping a check on paper leak, students staged a protest after the chemistry paper of class 12 was leaked twice within a span of 10 days.
According to the police, a section of the agitated students pelted stones and damaged glass windows while protesting in front of the Department of Pre-University Education (DPUE) building in Bengaluru.
At least 40 DPUE employees have been suspended in connection with the second paper leak.
The government has now decided to hold the examination for a third time on April 12.
Around 1.74 lakh second year pre-university course students across Karnataka have been affected by this move, especially those students who are appearing for the common entrance test for various courses as their regular examinations are not over yet.
Earlier, the scheduled chemistry exam was held on March 21, but after a student alerted the authorities on the question paper leak, it was cancelled. A re-examination was then scheduled for March 31.
(Read: Karnataka pre-university chemistry paper leak: Govt cancels exam)
However, just before the exam was to be conducted, the authorities appealed to the students and asked them not to go to the examination centres, as the paper had leaked once again.
(Read: Chemistry Board exam paper cancelled again in Karnataka: Students protest against repeated paper leaks)
The information of another paper leak caused a lot of fury among the students, who had prepared for their re-examination.
Watch the students protesting against Karnataka board here:
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