Inter results: Telangana students, parents continue protest against goof-up

With nearly 20 Inter students committing suicide upset over the results released on April 18, several students and their parents stormed the Telangana Board of Intermediate Education office in Hyderabad protesting against Telangana State Intermediate Board and the evaluation staff for the goof-up in the results.
The Telangana state government and the Inter Board authorities advised the students not to worry and take extreme step but apply for revaluation or appear for supplementary exam, specifying separate charge for every service.
Many students who fared well in the examination found that they failed when the results were out and this upset many of them. 
In a letter to TS Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, TPCC president N. Uttam Kumar Reddy wanted him to intervene and do the needful.
Meanwhile, the student unions demanded that the Inter Board do the re-verification of the papers without charging any fee as it was the mistake of the Board. They also demanded that the re-verification be done in the presence of the students concerned.
Telangana Government Junior College Lecturers Association president Madhusudan Reddy said that 11 students who scored more than 900 out of 1,000, 125 students who got above 850 marks and 2,000 students who got more than 750 marks were declared failed. He also demanded a probe into the irregularities in the evaluation.
Notwitstanding the uproar over the error-ridden results, two more Inter students ended their life. Sathuri Jyothi, 17, a second year CEC student, committed suicide by immolating herself reportedly after not securing the pass marks at Tirumalapur village in Shabad mandal. She reportedly failed in Civics (Paper II). She set herself ablaze outside her house and died while being shifted to hospital.
Another student, Banoth Naveen, belonging to Matthadi thanda, committed suicide by jumping in front of a train near Nekkonda railway station in Warangal district.
Meanwhile, the Telangana High Court called the goof-up in the Inter exam results “a grave disaster”. It asked the offials to inform the court how many days it would take to r-evaluate the exam papers of all the 3 lakh students who had failed.
A division bench dealing with the case referred the situation to 9/11 terror strikes on the US and a natural disaster like a tsunami. 
The bench was dealing with a PIL filed by P. Achyuta Rao, founder-president of NGO Balala Hakkula Sangham. 
Globarena Technologies Private Limited which processed the TS Inter results is involved allegedly in a goof-up in JNTU-Kakinada in 2015. Globarena has a three-year contract with the TS Intermediate Board and it is learnt that the owner of the firm is close to IT minister K.T. Rama Rao.

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