This Article is From Feb 29, 2020

Board Exams In Violence-Hit Northeast Delhi From March 2: CBSE

More than 500 people have been detained or arrested after the worst bout of violence in the capital in decades with the police being heavily criticised for failing to contain the clashes for four days starting Monday.

Board Exams In Violence-Hit Northeast Delhi From March 2: CBSE

Exams scheduled for next week won't be held either with the situation "not conducive", officials said.

New Delhi:

The CBSE's Class X and XII examinations will be held as per the schedule from March 2 in the violence-hit North-East Delhi areas

Rama Sharma, Public Relations Officer (PRO), CBSE, on Saturday said: "Class X and XII examinations will be held as scheduled from March 2 onwards in North-East Delhi as well."

"The CBSE has filed an affidavit in the Delhi High Court and the court has directed Delhi Police and Delhi government to ensure the safety of students and render all help to conduct exams in these areas," Ms Sharma said.

The Delhi High Court had on Friday observed that shifting board examination centres at this time is not a viable option and asked the police to ensure proper security at the centres in the violence-hit North-East district of the national capital.

A single-judge bench of Justice Rajiv Shakdhar had also impleaded the Delhi government as a party to the proceedings and slated the matter for further hearing on March 4.

During the hearing, the CBSE informed the court that a list of examination centres has been shared with the Delhi Police and the Delhi government.

It had added that the examinations scheduled for February 28 and 29 have been cancelled but the ones from March 2 onwards will be held as scheduled.