Ghalib secured 474 marks out of 500, according to the results declared yesterday. He has secured 'A1' grade in all five subjects.
Ghalib's performance in the examinations became a talking point on the social media with separatists lauding the boy 'for excelling despite hardships'. Afzal Guru was hanged to death on February 9 in 2013 following his conviction in the Parliament attack case.
The topper was a boy from Awantipora in Pulwama district. Earlier, girls had been dominating the exams for a few years. Tabish Manzoor Khan scored 498 marks out of 500 in the examination while Aneesa Haleen and Hiba Intikhab bagged second and third position, respectively.

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