Mehbooba faces protest during visit to exam centre

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti had to beat a hasty retreat today from an examination centre at Women’s College here after angry parents protested against her visit.

She went to Women’s College on Moulana Azad Road to check the arrangements for the pre-medical and pre-engineering test being conducted by the Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE) in various centres.

As soon as her cavalcade reached the examination centre, the people, mostly parents who accompanied their wards, protested against her visit.

“This is an unnecessary visit. It will only disturb the candidates,” a parent said.

Another person said while the candidates were already tenses due to the prevailing situation in Kashmir Valley, the chief minister’s visit would disturb them more. “How will they remain focused?” he asked.

As the people protested against her visit and raised slogans, the chief minister beat a hasty retreat and left the venue.

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