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Separatist Leader Shabbir Shah's Daughter Tops CBSE in J&K

Last year, Sama's father and the Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) chief - Shabbir Shah was imprisoned in Tihar Jail by the National Investigation Agency, in a decade-old case of terror funding.

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Updated:May 26, 2018, 8:12 PM IST
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Separatist Leader Shabbir Shah's Daughter Tops CBSE in J&K
File photo of Kashmiri separatist leader and Chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah. (Getty Images)
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New Delhi: The daughter of separatist leader Shabbir Shah has topped the CBSE results in Jammu and Kashmir. Sama Shabir, a student of Delhi Public School, Athwajan, has topped among all affiliated schools in the valley by securing 97.8 per cent marks, on Saturday.

Last year, Sama's father and the Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) chief - Shabbir Shah was imprisoned in Tihar Jail by the National Investigation Agency, in a decade-old case of terror funding. The Enforcement Directorate had also filed a charge sheet against Shah, accusing him of being in touch with the Pakistan-based global terrorist- Hafiz Saeed.

The separatist leader in September, 2017 had reportedly confessed to links with hawala operators in Pakistan for laundering money to fuel militancy in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti congratulated Sama Shabir on her success and said she was truly an inspiration for the youth of our state.




"Congratulations to Sama Shabir Shah for securing 97.8% marks in the class 12th class examination. Her hard work and determination has helped her overcome all odds and she is truly an inspiration for the youth of our state," Mehbooba said on Twitter.

Meanwhile, the official of DPS Athwajan said the school has topped among all CSBE affiliated schools of the state. The school has got 99.5 per cent overall results in the exams and around 160 students from the school have secured above 80 per cent marks in the class 12th exams.

The CBSE class 12 results were declared on Saturday with the overall pass percentage at 83.01 per cent as against last year's 82.02 per cent.

Over 11 lakh students had registered for the Class 12 examination, which was marred with controversy over the paper leak issue.

(With agency inputs)


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