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Video: NSUI Protest at Shimla Turns into a Brawl between Students and Police

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NUSI Shimla Protest

Shimla– Hundreds of students of Himachal Pradesh University led by NSUI today staged a protest against the State Government and tried to gherao the State Secretariat over their demands. The protestors had not taken any permission for protest, so it led to a tussle between the police force and protesting students as they tried to break the barricades to enter the Secretariat. The police struggled to restrain the students and had to call in Quick Reaction Team to hold the barricades. Reportedly, some of the students and a few police jawans were injured.

The situation became so ugly that along with ASP Praveer Thakur, DSP Dinesh Verma, the SP, Shimla, had to arrive at the spot.

About 15 to 20 students were booked for unlawful assembly and rioting, the police confirmed.

The students protested for about two hours and blocked the traffic at Chhota Shimla, causing huge inconvenience to the public. The students started their march from the Congress Headquarters. The police tried to stop them near the State High Court, but the students broke the barricades and reached Chhota Shimla. The police erected barricades and somehow restrained the students. The students created a ruckus here too and shouted slogans against the Chief Minister Jairam Thakur and the State government.

The students were protesting over poor UG results, which were declared very late, under RUSA system. The students alleged that about 60 percent of the UG students who appeared in the first-year examination were declared fail.

The government playing with the future of thousands of students, alleged NSUI. They demanded to roll back the RUSA system as it wasn’t implemented properly.

The situation got under control only after a delegation of students was allowed to enter the secretariat and meet the officials of the Education Department.

They alleged that after the implementation of RUSA, the results were always late and erroneous. The students wanted to submit a memorandum to the Chief Minister. The main issues and question asked in the memorandum were as followed:

  1. Who is responsible for thousands of students who now stare at a dark future?
  2. Why the RUSA results are always late every year?
  3. Declare the results of re-evaluation at the earliest.
  4. Stop extorting Rs. 600 fees in the name of correction
  5. Restore the elections to the Students Central Association

NSUI has warned that it would stage more protest with more students if their demands were not met.

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Proposed HPBOSE Date-Sheets for 8th, 10th, 12th Exams 2021 Issued, Objections Invited till Feb 10

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Shimla-Date-sheets for Class 10, 12, and 8 yearly examinations for the 2020-21 session have been released by the Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education yesterday. These schedules would apply to both regular and State Open School (SOS) students. 

These are proposed date-sheets, which have been uploaded on the official HPBOSE website and objections have been invited from teachers, students, and parents. Objections can be mailed on www.hpbose2011@gmail.com till 10 February 2021.

According to the proposed HPBOSE date-sheets, examinations for 10th class would be held from May 5 to May 20, 2021. For 12th class, exams would be held from May 4 to May 29. Exams for 8th class would be held from May 5 to May 19. While timings for class 10th and 8th would be 8:45 to 12 PM, class 12th exams would be conducted from 1:45 PM to 5 PM.

The Board has already decided that yearly examinations of HPBOSE for Class 10th and 12th for the session 2020-21 would not be conducted online. The decision was taken considering the fact that several regions of the state do not have Internet connectivity due to which students face difficulties.

HPBOSE Class 12 Date-Sheet 2021

HPBOSE Class 10 Date-Sheet 2021

HPBOSE Class 8 Date-Sheet 2021

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Class 10th and 12th Yearly Exams Will Not be Conducted Online Due to Lack of Uniform Internet Connectivity in State: HPBOSE

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Dharamshala-Yearly examinations of Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education (HPBOSE) for Class 10th and 12th for the session 2020-21 will not be conducted online, informed Dr Suresh Kumar Soni, Chairman, HPBOSE. The decision was taken considering the fact that several regions of the state do not have Internet connectivity due to which students face difficulties, he said.

It was decided after the Chairman held a video conference with Deputy Directors and school principals/headmasters to discuss the matter relating to the conduction of examinations.

He also informed that due to the pandemic schools remained closed and the Board could not conduct online practical exams and said that it is considering to allow the schools to conduct them at their level.  Further, to avoid crowding at schools, exams would be conducted in morning and evening sessions and more examination centres would be created. He informed that the Board is also considering to provide question papers for 5th, 8th, 9th, and 11th classes to maintain uniformity in examinations across the state.  

Various aspects related to various classes are under consideration and would be forwarded to the Education Minister Govind Singh Thakur, he said. In accordance with Minister’s directions, the Board would try to resume regular examinations, the Chairman added.

Further, he informed that the Board is conducting examinations for 12th class (Science) in March 2020 and has invited applications from candidates. The candidates can apply online through nearest SOS centre between 28th December to 28th January.

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Himachal Shuts Down All Educational Institutes A Week After Re-Opening 

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Himachal Pradesh Educational Institutes closed again

Shimla-A week after re-opening for regular classes, the Himachal Pradesh Government had to shut down all government and private schools, colleges, ITIs, polytechnics, engineering colleges and coaching institutes from 11th to 25th November 2020, for students, teaching and non-teaching staff amid alarming surge in COVID-19 cases and fatalities.

The decision was taken in a Cabinet meeting held on November 10, 2020. It’s pertinent to mention that the state government had re-opened the school for the students of 9th to 12th from November 2. However, during the past few days, hundreds of teachers and several students tested positive in various schools, especially in Mandi district.

Meanwhile, the unpreparedness of the state government came to light as the largest medical facility – IGMC Shimla- ran out of space in isolation wards for COVID-19 patients. It’s packed to full capacity. Reportedly, another dedicated COVID-19 hospital – DDU Shimla- was also running out of space. The government has also failed to establish make-shift hospitals, which it had been promising for the past couple of months. However, Chief Minister Jairam Thakur had been maintaining in media statements that the government was prepared for all eventualities.

Questions have also been raised over the quality of protective gear provided to health staff as several officials tested positive at a COVID-19 hospital in Mandi district.

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