Schools in Northeast Delhi to remain closed today, No change in CBSE exam schedule

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All private and government schools will remain closed in Northeast Delhi on Tuesday, Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia announced yesterday.

The announcement came hours after violence broke out in several areas of Northeast Delhi.

“There will be no internal examinations in schools tomorrow and all government and private schools will be closed in the violence-affected Northeast district of Delhi,” Manish Sisodia had tweeted.

 “I have spoken to Union HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal regarding the board examinations that the exams should also be deferred in that district,” he added.

The Central Board of Secondary Education, which is holding the board exams, said that there would be no change in schedule as there was no centre in northeast Delhi for today’s exam.

“# examtime: exams tomorrow only in western Delhi at 18 centres. No change in CBSE exams scheduled for tomorrow as there are no centres in rest of Delhi (sic),” the board had tweeted.

On Monday, four people were killed in Delhi after a violence broke out between two groups, one supporting and the other against the Citizenship law. Section 144 has been imposed in northeast Delhi.

Numerous political leaders, including Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, the BJP’s Manoj Tiwari and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, had appealed for peace.