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Afzal's son, Burhan's brother pass class XII exams with distinction

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January 11, 2018 22:24

Galib Guru, son of Mohammad Afzal Guru who was executed in 2013 following conviction in the Parliament attack case, passed the Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education's (JKBOSE) higher secondary school examination with distinction.

The younger brother of gunned down Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani also passed the Class XII state board examination with flying colours.

Wani's brother Muhammad Naveed Aalam secured 77 per cent marks in the science stream.

Galib Guru passed with distinction, scoring 88 per cent marks, according to officials.

Congratulatory messages poured in for the 17-year-old online while relatives and friends made a beeline at his home in the Sopore town of Baramulla district.

Overall, girls did better than boys in the examinationsfor which results were declared today.

According to BOSE officials, 33,893 of the 55,163 candidates were declared to have qualified the examination held in November last year.

The overall pass percentage was 61.44, more girls (64.31per cent) passed the examination compared to boys (58.92 per cent), they said.  -- PTI

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