DHAKA, April 18, Reuter: Nearly 100 people were injured when Bangladeshi students demanding the right to cheat during college final examinations fought teachers and police on Sunday. The police said they fired bird shots, used truncheons and arrested 16 people while dispersing hundreds of students who ransacked examination centers in Northern Bogra district. Police also fought running battles with students in Western Chuadanga district, where about 1,000. Examiners walked out protesting against “Too Tight” monitoring.

At some places students shouted: “We seek the right to copy” and “expel unsympathetic invigilators” witnesses told reporters.

Nearly 500 people were injured in similar clashes during school final examinations in March, according to official figures.

Article extracted from this publication >> April 22, 1988