As Musaib rests in grave, board exams haunt his family

Srinagar, November 19, 2016 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, 17-year-old Musaib Majeed Nagoo was to appear in 12 class exams but fell to deadly pellets in September this year.

Musaib Majeed Nagoo was martyred after Indian forces fired pellets on peaceful protesters in the frontier village of Langate on September 4, 2016. He was hit on his head by the pellets and later succumbed to his injuries at SMHS hospital in Srinagar.

Two months have passed since his killing, however, his family members are yet to come at terms with life. The commencement of class 12 exams from November 14 once again renewed their pain and agony. “He used to go for private tuitions before and after school,” recalls Shahnaza Bano, mother of Musaib.

Musaib was a regular student of Government Boys Higher Secondary School at Bumai in Sopore.

On September 23, the puppet administration issued official dates for holding secondary and higher secondary exams, however it was a day of mourning for the family members. “Till that day, books of Musaib were spread haphazardly in his room. But later we kept them piled inside a trunk,” says Musaib’s mother amid sobs.

Holding exams in November caught media attention in past months, however Musaib’s family decided to pack the radio in their cupboard. “We felt pained after students were raising their demands. Our son would have shared his opinion too had forces spared him,” Shahnaza Bano said.

“On first day of higher secondary exams Musaib’s mother fell unconscious. It was Musaib’s Chemistry paper,” said Sajad Ahmad Nagoo, uncle of Musaib. Musaib had a combination of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Computer science subjects in class 12th.

While the higher secondary exams are under way, Musaib’s absence continues to haunt his family. “Had Musaib been alive he would have appeared for exams like other students. Unfortunately, forces snatched his life. He was not part of any protest,” said Shahnaza.

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