CM condemns vandalism of school and assault on teachers
Imphal: Chief Minister N. Biren Singh has strongly condemned the unfortunate incident that occurred at Lilong Higher Secondary Madrassa on Thursday.
Biren expressed that it is very unfortunate that some students have vandalised the school causing huge damages to the school property as well as the vehicles of the Supervising Officer, Officer in Charge and Assistant O Officer in-Charge and teachers. Around 13 teachers have been injured after they were allegedly attacked by the students.
The Chief Minister said that such barbaric acts severely undermine the government’s efforts to improve the quality of education among the students in the State. He warned that the government would not tolerate the vandalism of school properties and assault on teachers. Chief Minister further stated that those culprits will be booked under the rule of law.
It may be mentioned that the unfortunate incident happened after Flying Squad of BOSEM expelled a student who was caught for using unfair means during the examination.
At least a teacher and over 20 students were injured and several vehicles vandalised when a clashed occurred between teachers and irate students at Lilong Higher Secondary Madrassa on Thursday afternoon, the last day of BOSEM Class X examination.
According to reports, students of 6 schools located at Lilong are appearing the BOSEM Class X examination at the Lilong Higher Secondary Madrassa centre and when the bell rang at 12:00 Noon, some of the students who were appearing the examination at the first floor of the school began shattering the fan, whiteboard of the school and threw it out on the school ground and even shattered the class room doors and window pans.
The students, after coming down to the ground floor, again began shattering the parked vehicles of the school teachers and board members who were on examination duty.
During the student actions, Economics teacher of the school RK Milan sustained injury on the head and more than 20 students sustained injuries while some students fainted due to panic.
The vehicles vandalised by the students included one Maruti Celerio Car, two Alto Cars, two Suzuki Vans, four Activa two-wheelers and few desks, bench whiteboard, doors and windows, syntax, etc. of the school, the source added.
According to a report from a student about the incident, after checking at the school gate, they were allowed to enter the school and in the examination hall, out of four member of examination flying scout team, one scout continued to check them after three members has return back.
As the checking took about half an hour, the OC assured the students that extra time will be awarded. However, when the extra time were allotted to some examination hall and some did not, irate students began shattering and vandalizing the school properties, said the student.
After receiving the report of the incident, large security force of Thoubal District Police led by Additional SP (Ops)/Thoubal Sachidananda Soibam rushed at the spot and took control of the situation.
Speaking about the incident, OC of the Centre said that the BOSEM examination which began on February 17, has been conducting smoothly at the centre and on Thursday, Secretary of BOSEM personally inspected the centre.
After the final bell was rang for the completion of the last day of the examination, unexpectedly students appearing the examination at first floor of the school began vandalising the school properly, the OC added.
The OC urged the school teachers of every schools, founders and guardians to teach their students good behaviours to avoid happening such incident in the near future.
Disapproving the student’s allegation, the OC also appeals to make the students a well manner, well educated and successful students in the future.
Meanwhile, a report receive to press, three students were captured while using unfair means during the examination made to leave the examination at the centre, however, the exact reason of the whole incident remains unknown.
So far, there is no report of any persons or students being arrested in connection with the incident
In the meantime, ZEO Zone (III) Thoubal Arambam Anilkumar has shown strong condemnation in a facebook page name “Government schools in Thoubal District: A way forward”, where he wrote that higher author will take up appropriate legal actions against those students who provoke and involve in the whole incident.