Mild tension prevailed at the Board of Intermediate Education office here Monday after Telangana Congress leaders staged a flash dharna, demanding justice to students declaredfailed in the recent exams.
Telangana Pradesh Congress working president Revanth Reddy was among the leaders who took part in the protest.
Several students across Telangana, including the nephew of Telugu Desam Party Rajya Sabha MP C M Ramesh reportedly committed suicide as they failed in the Intermediate examination.
The results were announced on April 18.
Many students and parent have been agitating against the BIE alleging "goof up" in the paper valuation and have been
The parents alleged "goof up" in the paper valuation and have been demanding a thorough re-verification of the papers of those who had failed.
Telangana PCC chief Uttam Kumar Reddy in a letter to Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said about a dozen students committed suicide in the past four days over the alleged "messed up" results.
Reddy demanded that the Education Minister and officials behind the mess be sacked immediately and a thorough inquiry be ordered.
Some ABVP workers also held a dharna in front of the BIE office at Nampally.
Several leaders were taken into preventive custody, a police official said.
Telangana Government Junior College Lecturers Association president Madhusudhan Reddy said a high-level inquiry has to be ordered into the issue and BIE authorities should undertake recounting and re-evaluation of answer papers of students free of cost.
According to Reddy, 11 students who scored over 900 (out of 1,000), 125 with scores between 850 and 900 and about 2,000 who scored over 750 were declared failed.
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