While the CBSE results dominated the news all day yesterday, what came out in stark contrast was that the daughter of a senior separatist leader Shabir Shah, Sama Shabir Shah scored 97.8 % marks in the CBSE-2018 Class 12 results.
Sources said that she was studying arts from Delhi Public School Athwajan, which has topped among all the CBSE affiliated schools of the state.
Most of the schools in Kashmir follow NCERT pattern while few schools follow CBSE curriculum.
It need be mentioned that Sama’s father Shabir Shah is a hardline separatist leader.
Shabir Shah has been in Tihar jail since his arrest last year in July in connection with a 2007 money laundering case allegedly linked to “terror financing”.
Sama’s mother is a doctor while her younger sister is studying in school.
CM Mehbooba Mufti also congratulated her. “Her hard work and determination has helped her overcome all odds and she is truly an inspiration for the youth of our state,” she tweeted.