Two Declared ‘Passed’ after They Pass Away

Faulty Mark: Govt sitting on ATR sought by NHRC

Published: 19th July 2014 09:09 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th July 2014 09:09 AM   |  A+A-

BALASORE: Several innocent lives lost and fate of over a thousand still uncertain, an apathetic State Government is yet to wake up from its slumber. So much so that despite faulty evaluation of matriculation papers wreaking havoc with students, even taking two lives in the process, neither the Government nor the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) has deemed it proper to reply to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

 The NHRC had sought an Action Taken Report (ATR) within four weeks over the negligence that led to suicide of two girls who were shown to be failed at the first instance. They were declared to have passed in the exams following revaluation, but it was too late by then. The deadline has crossed, but no response has been filed.

 The commission had called for the ATR pursuant to three petitions filed by Supreme Court lawyer and rights activist Radhakanta Tripathy. The deceased Rinki Dehury of Kumanda village in Angul district and Rashmita Sahoo, a student of Government Girls High School in Khurda, had taken the extreme step after being declared failed by the BSE.

 Tripathy has appealed to the commission to direct the Government to pay compensation to all the students who have been the victims of wrong evaluation of the BSE. A special package may be ensured to the bereaved family for loss of their children.


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