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High Court orders re-examination for class XII after boys outshine girls

18, May 2016 By Ajayendar Reddy

Raipur: Chhattisgarh High Court has today ordered the state government to conduct the board exams of Class XII again after the recently announced results showed that boys performed better than girls. This unimaginable result has sent shock waves across the country. Parents, teachers and policymakers alike were left paralyzed for a while at the sheer unbelievable nature of the news.

Board exam
Girls celebrating court verdict

The joy of boys at this surprising news was short-lived as High Court canceled the result and ordered the state board to hold the exam again.

“There is a rule in India that girls must outshine boys during every exam, except JEE of course. Engineering colleges have their own culture to preserve. However, the Chhattisgarh board has broken this Golden tradition and we must rectify their mistake”, a senior High Court judge said.

Court has also ordered formation of an SIT to probe this incident. “There were obviously some malpractices involved. We don’t think it was cheating since we have created equal opportunities to cheat for everyone so it must be something else. There needs to be a detailed probe to identify the reasons and prevent such occurrences in future”, the honorable judge said.

High Court’s judgment has found great support from feminists across India who were upset with boys intruding on girls’ turf. “Good that the court has stepped in and protected female right to outscore males in a school exam. Patriarchal mindset of these boys made them score more than they should have but we hope that court’s decision teaches them a lesson and they score less in future”, a leading Indian feminist said.

The court appointed retired Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju to oversee the conduct of the re-exam. “Don’t worry, this time 90% of the idiots boys will fail when I am in charge”, Mr. Katju said.