New Delhi: The destruction caused during violence that erupted on Monday over the Citizenship Amendment Act in northeast Delhi; on Feb 25, 2020. (Photo: Bidesh Manna/IANS). Image Source: IANS News

New Delhi, Feb 25 : Following a series of violent clashes between pro and anti-CAA protestors, the CBSE has decided to postpone the board exams for Class 10 and 12 scheduled for February 26 in violence-affected northeast Delhi.

The decision comes after request by Directorate of Education and the government of Delhi who raised concerns over the exams being held amid tension in the region.

"Based on the request of the Directorate of Education and the government of Delhi and to avoid inconvenience to the students, staff and parents, the board has decided to postpone the exams scheduled for February, 26, 2020 in northeast Delhi," CBSE said in a statement.

The examinations of English Communicative, and English Language and Literature for class 10 have been postponed while exams for Web Application (Old), Web Application (New) and Media have been postponed for class 12.

There are a total of 86 examination centres in northeast Delhi.

Earlier the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia announced that all private and government schools in violence-affected Northeast Delhi will remained closed on Wednesday.

Sisodia, also the Delhi Education Minister, said all internal examinations have been postponed by schools.

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