Srinagar, Jun 19: Two years on, the parents of Mohammad Adnan are waiting for justice as the family alleges that government has not punished the “culprits” despite having said that publically.
The parents of deceased Adnan said that they approached all top authorities of the state to redress their grievance but they are yet to get justice.
“We put forward our grievance before the Chief Minister’s Grievance cell, Governor’s Grievance Cell, Commissioner Secretary Technical Education and Commissioner Secretary School Education. But we not got any response from these authorities yet,” the parents told KNS.
The parents said that Adnan’s death anniversary is nearing but the justice as promised by the government eludes them.
“The decisions taken by the government for punishment of culprits are gaining the dust in the shelves of Civil Secretariat and criminals are encouraged as they are enjoying their chairs with zeal and zest,” the aggrieved parents said.
Adnan, a 17-year-old Electronics Engineering student of Government Polytechnic College in Srinagar, had committed suicide after the examiners and the Technical Board had declared him fail in Physics by reportedly scoring 28, with an aggregate 70 percent aggregate marks in the first semester of the course. But after re-evaluation, he had scored 48 marks in the subject, thus passing the exam with better percentage.
But Adnan has committed “suicide” before his re-evaluation result was declared. His parents later protested against the Technical Education department and the erroneous examiner. They had said that their son’s case was not a suicide but “murder”.
Imran Ansari, Minister for Technical Education, had in a press conference said that the government had recommended the examiners compulsory retirement from service.
“The inquiry committee has submitted its report within a week. As the teacher, Mushtaq Ahmad Tiploo, belongs to Education Department, we have recommended that he be declared ‘deadwood’ and be given compulsory retirement from service,” Ansari had said.
Tiploo, senior lecturer at Government Higher Secondary School, Jawahar Nagar, had evaluated the Physics answer paper of Adnan Hilal son of Hilal Ahmad Gilkar of Hyderpora and had declared him fail. The lecturer had given Adnan only 28 out of 100 marks.
The enquiry report submitted by Director technical Education, Shabnam Kamili has revealed s as under that Adnan was very good student in studies and no Head Examiner was appointed who would re-examine the question papers at random so as to rule out any possibility of mistake which could have been rectified. (KNS)