Shabir Shah’s daughter tops CBSE 12th exam in JK

Islamabad: Sama Shabir, the daughter of senior Hurriyat leader Shabir Ahmad Shah, who secured first position in 12th standard results of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) 2018 in the State Saturday dedicated her achievement to her father, who is lodged at Tihar Jail.

Sama,a student of Delhi Public School (DPS) Athwajan, who secured 97.8 percent marks in the 12th standard examinations, said she dedicates this success to her father, who has been an inspiration for her.“My father is my ideal and inspiration for me and I studied very hard to make him proud,” she said. Shah was arrested in September by the Enforcement Directorate in a case of alleged terror funding in the Valley to fuel unrest.

Expressing the problems she faced since her father was lodged at TiharJail, Sama said, “The contribution of my father toward the society encourages me to work very hard because most people before the results thought I won’t be able to concentrate on my studies as my father is lodged at Tihar Jail and that it may affect my studies.” She said last year when she was in 11th standard, it was tough for her to concentrate on studies.

Sama dedicates success to father lodged at Tihar

“My mother, a strong lady, encouraged me, and seeing the dedication of my father toward the society too encouraged me to focus on my studies,” Sama said. She said this achievement was a gift for her father.

“Gradually I started thinking that instead of becoming the prey of social stigmas, I prepare my mind to study hard to make my imprisoned father proud by achieving success,” Sama said.

Sama, a student of humanities till 12th standard has decided to study law in her undergraduate course.

“I haven’t seen law being applied anywhere, especially to my family and that is why I will study law,” she said. “All I have done is for my father and it is all because of him, and the irony is that he might not be aware of this.” Sama said she went to meet her father in winters and it had been more than a year now since she has hugged him.

Meanwhile, vice-president Democratic Freedom Party  Mehmood Ahmad Sagar in a statement has congratulated entire Shah Family on the brilliant performance of Sama Shabir Shah in the CBSE examination. He said, Sama’s performance has made the entire resistance camp  and the whole nation proud despite facing the enormous difficulties, particularly lacking her father’s patronage for last one and half year.

Chairman Democratic Political Movement Firdous Ahmed Shah in a separate statement  has also congratulated Sama Shabir Shah for her brilliant performance in the CBSE 12th examination. Shah paid best wishes  for young Sama Shabir for her bright career in the future.

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