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Protest over "out of syllabus" Class 12 paper leaves girl, cop injured

Saturday March 4, 2017 7:47 PM, PTI

Jammu: A girl and a policeman were injured after students protesting an "out of syllabus" paper in their 12th board exams clashed with police here, who resorted to a cane charge and teargas shelling to disperse them.

The students, who gathered at Rehari Chowk here, had blocked traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar highway demanding cancelation of the Physics paper prepared by the State Board of School Education and a fresh examination.

Additional DC Arun Manhas said the protesting students pelted stones at police following which the cops resorted to a cane charge and teargas shelling. Two persons -- a class 12 girl and a policeman were injured.

They students also allegedly broke panes of some vehicles.

"The situation has been brought under control and students have dispersed," Deputy Commissioner Jammu Simrandeep Singh said.

Authorities have constituted a committee to look into the allegation that an "out of syllabus" paper was prepared by the State Board of School Education (BOSE).

The committe will come out with a report on Tuesday.

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