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HC asks police to secure schools in violence-hit Delhi areas

IANS | February 28, 2020 04:10 PM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi High Court on Friday asked the city police to ensure that the board examination centres in the violence-hit northeast area of the national capital are given proper security.

A Bench of Justice Rajiv Shakdar was hearing a petition seeking a direction to change the examination centre for students undertaking Class 10 and 12 CBSE examination.

The court directed that "exam centres must be sanitised" and asked police to ensure that "there is no breach of security."

"At present the exams scheduled from March 2 onwards will be held subject to situation on the ground," the bench said. The matter will now be heard on March 4.

The Central Bureau of Secondary Examination (CBSE) told the court that letters have been sent to the National Testing Authority to ensure that the board exams do not clash with the IIT and medical examinations.

The petition, filed by Bhai Parmanand Vidya Mandir and kin of students, stated that it is "absolutely impossible to even think of approaching the examination centre, much less reaching there in time to take the exams."

"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," the plea stated.

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