CBSE Postpones Board Exams For 3 Days In Violence-Hit Northeast Delhi
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to make the decision on conducting board exams in the violence-hit Northeast Delhi by 5 pm and advise people in general about the same by 6 pm.
The court directed the board to settle on the board exams in north-east Delhi centers to be held on Feb 27, 28 and 29 today itself and advise people about the same. It further ordered that the rescheduling of the deferred exams be done keeping in mind the entrance tests of class 12 students. The court said that Class 10 and 12 students, who have board examination centers in the violence-hit northeast Delhi, should be educated in one go about the timetable for the next few days and not part by part.
According to Justice Rajiv Shakdher, the situation in northeast Delhi is becoming progressively bad. And there have been more deaths and, consequently, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) needs to defer the exams for the next ten to fifteen days. The direction of the court came after the CBSE on Wednesday said that the exams in eighty-six schools in the violence-hit northeast Delhi have been postponed.
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At least 20 people have been killed and more than 180 injured in the clashes in northeast Delhi over the past three days due to the protest against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). The court was hearing a plea by a private school, Bhai Parmanand Vidya Mandir, at Surya Niketan in east Delhi, as a portion the class 10 and 12 students are saying that the center allotted to them by the CBSE board was sixteen kilometers away from their school and situated in Chandu Nagar-Karawal Nagar road, one of the violence-hit areas.
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They pleaded that it was difficult for them to reach at the Center because of brutal clashes and riots in the area. They have asked the court to direct the CBSE Board to change the examination center from New Sandhya Public School to a center located in the East Delhi area with appropriate infrastructure and security. The court on Tuesday, while hearing the issue, had said that the wellbeing of the kids can’t be put into danger and had requested that the board to decide promptly on rescheduling the Wednesday’s board exam at the center in question.
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CBSE postpones class 10 & 12 board exams for Feb 28, 29
The court had additionally said that it believes that the exam can’t be held at the Chandu Nagar Center in perspective of the inputs given by the senior police authorities. The registrar general of the high court on Tuesday had educated the court that according to the contributions made by the police authorities of the area concerned, the situation was tense.
The court had said that it was taking a close look at the issue from the perspective of the kids’ wellbeing which can’t be put into danger. The plea, filed through advocate Mr. Kamal Gupta, said that the violent clashes and conflicts have posed a genuine risk and peril to the lives of the students and their parents. They will have to risk their lives and their parents to arrive at the center no matter what the circumstance is of the area around the center. Arriving at the center not only involves mental desolation, injury and stress for the students and their parents, but additionally presents a grave and palpable danger to their lives.