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CBSE postpones today’s class X, XII exams in Punjab

CBSE Class 12 students in discussion after an exam in Amritsar. File   | Photo Credit: PTI

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has postponed class 12 and class 10 examinations scheduled to be held on Monday in Punjab at the request of the State government in view of a ‘Bharat bandh’ called by several Dalit organisations against the alleged dilution of the SCs/STs (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

The board said it has received a letter of request, dated April 1, 2018, from the director general (school education) of the Punjab government to postpone all its examinations scheduled to be held on Monday on account of apprehensions of law and order problems and other disturbances in the day during the ‘Bharat bandh’.

Schools shut

The government has also taken a decision to keep all schools shut for the day, the CBSE said referring to the government letter.

“Taking congnisance of the letter of the director general [school education], the CBSE decided to postpone all class 12 and 10 examinations scheduled for April 2, 2018 in the State of Punjab,” it said in a statement issued late on Sunday night.

“Exams will carry on as per schedule in UT of Chandigarh and rest of the country,” it said, adding that the next date for the examinations to be held in the State would be announced soon.

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