Delhi HC Ratifies Instructions To Postpone Ongoing CBSE Board Exams

Publish On: 27 Feb, 2020 09:49 AM | Updated   |   Esha  

NEW DELHI: A number of directions were passed by the Delhi High Court on Wednesday, i.e. 26 February 2020 to CBSE (Central Board Of Secondary Education) focussing upon changing the board exam centres which are in the riot-stricken areas of North-Eastern Delhi.

Justice Rajiv Shakdar heard an appeal asking for examination centres to get changed for the students who are appearing for their class 10 and 12 CBSE board exams.

The justice declared, "Since the situation in the aforementioned district has worsened since yesterday evening, steps are required to be taken by CBSE not only with regard to postponement of the examinations but also to find alternative ways and means for holding the examinations."

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"While rescheduling the examinations, CBSE will have to bear in mind the fact that the students of Class XII have to sit for entrance examinations and seek admissions in universities/colleges across the country,"  the court further mentioned.

Amit Bansal, a representative of CBSE will initiate a plan as per the court orders and present it before 28 February 2020.

The court announced, "All concerned in the CBSE, the Directorate of Education, Government of NCT of Delhi, as well as the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, will assist in the implementation of the directions issued by this Court."

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Bhai Pramanand Vidya Mandir also filed a petition for the same. It stated, "absolutely impossible to even think of approaching the examination centre, much less reaching there in time to take the exams."

The entreaty also reported, "The situation is so grim and precarious that the students had to rush outside the school from the back gate and a girl child reported her horrible experience of having been stalked and chased by an armed mob."

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Many areas located in the North-East side of Delhi have succumbed into the gut-wrenching violence that has been happening since the last few days. Supporters and protestors of the Citizenship Amendment Act have been at war with one another since 22 February 2020, last Saturday night. The country capital has experienced 27 deaths until now.