Amid Violence, CBSE Says 'No Centres In North East Delhi For Class 12th Board Exam'

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Amid the escalating violence, the CBSE on Monday clarified that there will be no centres in North-East Delhi on Tuesday for the class 12th board examination

Written By Manjiri Chitre | Mumbai | Updated On:
North-East Delhi

In wake of massive escalation of tension over the Citizenship Amendment Act, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Monday clarified that there will be no centres in North-East Delhi on Tuesday for the class 12th board examination. 

The CBSE spokesperson reportedly in a statement said, "It is informed that as per schedule tomorrow there are exams only for class XII in four vocational subjects at 18 centres in West Delhi. There are no centres in the North-East Delhi for exams scheduled tomorrow." 

Schools shut in Northeast Delhi

Earlier, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia announced that all the schools in Northeast Delhi will remain shut and all the internal examinations will stay cancelled. Taking to Twitter, he said, "There will be no internal examinations in schools tomorrow and all government and private schools will be closed in violence-affected North East district of Delhi. I have asked for the postponement of tomorrow's board exams in this district while talking to HRD Minister." 

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Violence erupts in North-East Delhi

A day after the violence escalated in Northeast Delhi, the protesters resorted to violence, torching at least two houses and a fire tender in the Jaffrabad and Maujpur areas, as per reports. Stone-pelting was witnessed for the second consecutive day between pro and anti-CAA groups, while heavy police security was deployed in the areas.

During the violence, head police constable- Ratan Lal, who was attached to the office of Assistant Commissioner of Police, Gokulpuri was killed. A deputy commissioner of police has also been hospitalised. Along with it, a petrol pump was also set ablaze in North-East Delhi's Bhajanpura area. According to recent reports, around three civilians have lost their lives during the violence. Subsequently, Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure has been imposed at 10 locations in the North-East district of Delhi.

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