SRINAGAR — A Budgam resident, who managed to get hall ticket for his Brown Cow to write a professional entrance examination, said he is determined to take the bovine to write the papers.
"You are invited. It is my legal right to take my cow for the exam. I have paid the fees, so it is my right to take the cow there," Abdul Rashid Bhat told reporters.
"It was not my intention to hurt anyone's feeling or make a joke of someone. I filled this form only to check the system," Bhat, who hails from Chadoora area of central Kashmir Budgam district, said.
In an attempt to expose the loopholes in the online registration system of Jammu and Kashmir Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE), Bhat had managed to acquire an admit card for his cow to write the examination for admission to Diploma in Polytechnic College.
The admit card was issued by the Board in the name of Kachir Gaaw (Brown Cow), which is supposedly daughter of Gura Dand (Red Bull). The cow has been alloted a seat at Government Degree College, Bemina for writing the examination scheduled to be held on May 10.
Bhat said the present system of BOPEE allows all and sundry to register for the examinations. "You also know how BOPEE exams are conducted - it can be a cow, calf or Buffalo. I thought of trying to fill a form for a cow and I completed all formalities including payment of the fees," he added.