CBSE exams for Class X and Class XII postponed in 86 Delhi schools due to violence and curfew

IANS

  • The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has called off the Class X and XII exams that were supposed to take place on February 26.
  • This is however only for schools in North East Delhi, and the board hasn’t notified the new date yet.
  • The announcement came after the violent protests against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) intensified further for the third straight day.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has called off the Class X and Class XII exams that were supposed to take place on February 26 — and rescheduled them. But this is only for the schools in North East Delhi.

This came after the Delhi High Court directed the board to do so. In fact, the students too, took to Twitter to complain about the situation in their areas. With curfews imposed in many areas, it may not be safe to travel to the examination centres.

The violent protests against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) intensified for the third straight day today (February 26).

“Based on the request of Directorate of Education and to avoid inconvenience to students, staff and parents, the board has decided to postpone the exam scheduled for February 26 in North East Delhi,” CBSE said.

Several other leaders in Delhi, including Manish Sisodia and Atishi also urged CBSE to postpone the exam.

The exam was scheduled across 86 centres in North East Delhi — both government and private schools. Class X students were supposed to sit down for an English exam while Class XII students had a web applications exam.

Before this, there have been at least three such incidences where the schools were shut in Delhi. Two months ago, the massive protests against CAA at the Jamia Millia Islamia University had led to closure of schools in South Delhi. And it hasn’t gotten any better since that day.

Now, it is the second day that the schools remained shut in the North East Delhi as the intelligence agencies expect worse in the area. This was after seven people — including a constable of Delhi Police — lost their lives amid the clashes.

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