New Delhi: As the violence has spread to many parts of Northeast Delhi in the wake of the clash between pro and anti-CAA protesters, Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday said the private and government schools in the area will continue to remain closed for Wednesday. He also stated that he has requested the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to postpone Wednesday’s board exams to some other day. Also Read - Delhi Violence Escalates: Death Toll Climbs to 13, Schools Closed, Exams Postponed | Top Developments
“Private and government schools will remain closed on Wednesday also in violence-affected North East district. All home examinations have been postponed. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has been requested to postpone tomorrow’s board exams,” Sisodia said. Also Read - Mamata Urges All to Maintain Peace in North East Delhi, Says ‘no Place For Violence in India’
The statement from the Deputy Chief Minister comes after the death toll in the violent protests climbed to 11 on Tuesday evening with fresh clashes breaking out in Chand Bagh area of Northeast Delhi. Also Read - Delhi Violence: 'Quell Rumours, Dispel Fears,' MHA Issues Advisory as Death Toll Climbs to 10
All government and private schools in violence-affected North East Delhi were closed today as per the announcement made by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday. He had also said that he had spoken HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ and requested him to postpone the board examination for the particular district.
“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 tweeted.
Meanwhile, the CBSE had also clarified that there is no examination centre in North East Delhi for exams on 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 had said.
Earlier in the day, Delhi High Court had directed the CBSE to make a decision on the board examination centre at a school in violence-hit Chandu Nagar area of the national capital.
Observing that exams cannot be held in Chandu Nagar area, the court said the CBSE should keep this factor in mind while taking any decision in the matter.