Images of Peshawar APS attack victim, Pak Youtube sensation appear in the list
MUHEET UL ISLAM
SRINAGAR: Pictures of a Peshawar Army Public School attack victim, and a Pakistani Youtube sensation have appeared in an advertisement issued by a Srinagar based coaching centre as its students who have qualified NEET competitive examination.
The coaching centre, Hope Classes, faced an embarrassing situation after the misrepresentation was reported, and issued an apology on its Facebook page pinning the blame on the “error” on its “designer”.
The advertisement published in a local newspaper on Saturday contained a collage of names and photographs claimed to be students of Hope Classes, Parraypora, who “brought laurels to institute in its very first year of Coaching”.
In the NEET (MBBS) as well as the JEE section, a Peshawar Army Public School terror attack victim’s photographs is used at 11th spot with a slight change in the name from Muhammed Yaseen to Mohd Yaqoob. Yaseen or Yaqoob is also seen in JEET list at the same spot.
The 16th spot in the collage of expected MBBS qualifiers features photograph of a Pakistani YouTube sensation, Shahveer Jafry, who is named as Irfan Ahmad. Jafry also appears as the in the JEE list at 17th spot.
Another candidate named as Hadia Jan, turns out to be an image from a stock photography agency, Alamy.
The report of the advertisement using fake photos went viral on internet forcing the coaching centre to come up with an apology.
Admitting that the advertisement had “few errors committed by our designer” a notice posted on Facebook page of Hope Classes said, “We Apologise for the errors and thus publish full list of selected candidates along with their Roll Number and Cell Numbers.”
Chairman Coaching Centers, G N Var told Kashmir Reader that the association was aware about the “shameful” incident.
He said that the association has demanded an immediate public apology from the coaching center.
“This incident obviously has breached the trust of public. No coaching center will be allowed to malign the name of private coaching centers in the Valley,” Var said.
Var said that they have called meeting on Sunday where they will be taking strong action against the coaching centre.
“If required we might also close it,” he said.
Var added that the meeting will be also aimed at stopping such misleading advertisements form coaching centers.
“We will issue guidelines that will ask coaching centers to publish roll numbers, contact numbers and proper addresses of the qualified candidates.”