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Afzal Guru's son, Burhan Wani's brother pass class XII exams

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Galib Guru, son of Guru who was executed in 2013 following conviction in the attack case, passed the Board of School Education's (JKBOSE) higher secondary school examination with distinction.

The younger brother of slain Hizbul Mujahideen militant also passed the class XII state board examination with flying colours. Wani's brother secured 77 per cent marks in the science stream.

passed with distinction, scoring 88 per cent marks, according to officials.

Congratulatory messages poured in for the 17-year-old and friends made a beeline at his home in the Sopore town of district.

"A big shoutout to Ghalib Guroo on clearing his 12th class exams with flying colours- 441 marks. Ghalib has definitely proven 'When the going gets tough, the tough get going'. All the best for the future endeavours! Rise and shine!" Sarah Hayat, of National Conference tweeted.

Overall, girls did better than boys in the examinations for which results were declared today.

According to BOSE officials, 33,893 of the 55,163 candidates were declared to have qualified the examination held in November last year.

The overall pass percentage was 61.44, more girls (64.31 per cent) passed the examination compared to boys (58.92 per cent), they said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 21:30 IST