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Girl Whose House & Books Were Burnt During Delhi Pogrom Clears CBSE 12th Exam With 1st Class

A Delhi anti-Muslim pogrom victim has overcome all odds and has passed her 12th CBSE 12th board exams scoring 62% marks. Nargis Naseem, a student of a government school in Northeast Delhi cracked the exam, despite losing her home and all her books in February 2020 Delhi pogrom.

Nargis was on her way to the physical education examination on February 24, when she witnessed violence breaking out near her home in Khajuri Khas. The 17-year-old returned home safely accompanied by some relatives. However, her home and everything in it, including her books were burnt down in the pogrom the next day.

Nargis’s family moved to a small rented room in the nearby Chandu Nagar, where many pogrom victims took shelter. The family managed to get her books through a donation from an NGO.

On Monday, she was elated when the website of CBSE showed that she had scored 62%. She said she wasn’t sure about clearing the examinations, let alone scoring above 60%. Nargis said, she thought of getting just decent marks as she had done well in those two subjects, Times of India quoted her as saying.

Also read: Delhi Pogrom: A Timeline Of Killings, Indifference & Absolute Impunity

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