New Delhi: In the wake of the violent clash between pro and anti-CAA protesters that has claimed four lives so far, Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday said all government and private schools in violence-affected Northeast Delhi will be closed on Tuesday. Also Read - Over 4 Killed, 20 Injured as Anti And Pro-CAA Protesters Clash in Northeast Delhi | 10 Points
Saying that there will be no examinations in violence-hit Northeast district, Sisodia said he spoke to HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ and urged him to postpone the board examination for the particular district. Also Read - 'Sirf Teen Din', BJP's Kapil Mishra Gives Ultimatum to Delhi Police to Clear Jaffrabad, Chand Bagh Roads
“There will be no internal examinations in violence-affected North East district and all private and government schools will be closed. Have spoken to HRD minister requesting him to postpone the board exams in the district,” Sisodia said in a tweet.
Meanwhile, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) issued a notification, saying as per schedule for Tuesday, there are no exam centres in Northeast Delhi for Tuesday.
“It is informed that as per schedule tomorrow there are exams only for class XII in four vocational subjects in 18 centres in the Western part of Delhi. There are no centres in the northeast part of Delhi for exams scheduled tomorrow,” CBSE spokesperson Rama Sharma said.
In the violent clash that broke out on Monday, over four people, including a Delhi police officer have been killed due to stone-pelting. In the incident, police personnel, including Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Amit Sharma, were also injured.