Women Volunteers Keep Vigil as Students Write Boards in Jhajjar

Seeking to curb the practice of cheating that is rampant during board examinations, a group of women in Haryana’s Jhajjar district have stationed themselves at a high school. The women, most of them locals, say that they took on the responsibility after repeated instances of mass-scale cheating came to light in the state. So far, the Haryana police, whose personnel are generally posted on guard during board exams, have failed to stop examinees from resorting to copying.

Sunita, who is one of the many women who’ve volunteered to keep a close vigil on students says that she wants to rid the society of malpractices. Reena her partner in this novel exercise, stresses that “Children must write their papers in a fair manner.”

Together, these women work across two shifts and take turns to stand close to windows to ensure that now one resorts to copying.

Video Editor: Mohd Irshad Alam