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The Orissa High Court on Wednesday (7 June 2017) directed CBSE to re-evaluate answer scripts of 18 CBSE 12th Students who moved the court alleging inconsistency in their CBSE Class 12 results 2017.
A single judge bench of Biswanath Rath also suggested the aggrieved students to apply for re-evaluation of their answer sheets by 8 June 2017 (2 pm) and asked the board to publish their results by June 10.
The move comes after 18 students had filed petitions in the Orissa High Court this week alleging discrepancies in their Class 12 results 2018 (announced on 28 May 2017).
CBSE Class 12 results of many students in Bhubaneswar zone of the board were withheld and huge numbers of students have also complained about discrepancies in evaluation.
A group of parents and students are also on hunger strike in front of CBSE's regional office in Bhubaneswar.
Sudaran Das, one of the parents who were on hunger strike told that they welcome the high court judgement. The parents' association will move the court tomorrow seeking justice for all the students who have been victim of the CBSE's discrepancies. The strike will continue till fulfilment of their demands, the agitators added.
Besides demanding a CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) probe into the alleged fiasco in publication of results, the agitators also demanded re- evaluation of the answer scripts of those who had applied for rechecking of their answer sheets.
Meanwhile, a delegation of NSUI (National Students Union of India) met Odisha Governor S C Jamir & submitted a memorandum highlighting the alleged discrepancies in the CBSE's Class 12 results. The governor assured to look into the matter, NSUI Odisha unit president Itish Pradhan said.
Meanwhile, one of the girl students, who were on hunger strike, loses consciousness at the venue due to dehydration. The police rescued the girl & sent her to the Capital Hospital for medical care & treatment.
On Tuesday (6 June 2017) a male student had attempted self-immolation in front of the CBSE's regional office in Bhubaneswar. He was, however, rescued and detained by police.
As per media reports, Orissa CM Shri Naveen Patnaik has also written letters to HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on the issue.