New Delhi: In the wake of the violence in North East Delhi, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday postponed Class 12 English exam which was scheduled to be held on Thursday. The decision from the CBSE came after considering the request of the Delhi government and to avoid inconvenience to students, staff and parents. Also Read - CBSE Postpones Class 10, 12 Board Exams Scheduled For Feb 26 in North East Delhi

“Considering the request of Delhi government and to avoid inconvenience to students, staff and parents, the board has decided to postpone the exam for class 12 in North East Part of Delhi,” CBSE Secretary Anurag Tripathi told PTI. Also Read - 'Best Wishes to All Young Exam Warriors': PM Modi Wishes Students As CBSE Boards Begin Today



On Thursday, the CBSE Class 12 exam was supposed to be held for English Elective, English Elective C and English Elective Core.



As per updates from the CBSE, the exams have been postponed at 73 centres in North East Delhi and seven centres in East Delhi.

“However, the exam in the rest parts of Delhi shall be conducted as per schedule. The next date of exam for affected students will be notified shortly,” the CBSE said.

On Tuesday, the CBSE had also postponed Class 10 and 12 exams scheduled for February 26 in North East Delhi. The decision was taken on the request of Directorate of Education of Delhi government in the view of violence in North-East part of the national capital.

“On the request of Directorate of Education, Government of Delhi and to avoid inconvenience to students, staffs, and parents, the Board has decided to postpone Class 10 and 12 exams scheduled for February 26 in the North-East part of Delhi,” the CBSE had said.

The development comes after 22 people were killed and over 180 injured in communal violence that broke out on Sunday night over the Centre’s citizenship law in Northeast Delhi.