Denied 'right' to cheat, students go on rampage
Hundreds of law students in Bihar boycott exams and go on a rampage after they were not allowed to carry books and mobile phones inside the examination centre.patna Updated: Feb 02, 2008 21:36 IST
Hundreds of law students in Bihar boycotted exams and went on a rampage on Saturday after they were not allowed to carry books and mobile phones inside the examination centre.
Official sources confirmed that students appearing for LLB part III examinations at Jagjivan Ram College in Gaya, TPS College in Patna and Sher Shah College in Sasaram went on a rampage and boycotted the exams.
"After the local administration including police officials deployed at the examination centre did not allow the examinees to carry books, exercise books and mobile phones into the exam hall, the students turned violent, shouted slogans and boycotted the exam," a senior official of the home department told IANS over telephone on Saturday.
Bihar Education Minister Brishen Patel said that the government would not allow the students to cheat in the exams.
"It is a firm decision of the state government not to allow unfair means in examinations," Patel said.
Protesting students justified their action by saying that not a single class had been held during the whole year.
In Sasaram, students boycotted the exam for the second consecutive day.
Students there had turned violent on Friday and some shots were also fired in the air by the mob to terrorise the college staff.
Later the mob set ablaze the office and other classrooms in the college.
In Bihar cheating in examination is rampant and action by authorities to stop this practice has often led to violent protests.