CBSE exam for Class X and XII postponed in Punjab due to bandh

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Apr 01, 2018, 11:27 PM(IST)

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The Central Board of Secondary Education exams (CBSE) for Class X and XII which were scheduled for April 2 has been postponed in Punjab.

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The exams have been postponed due to the call for Bharat bandh against the recent amendment of SC/ST Act, announced by various Dalit organisations in Punjab.

Also read: Dalit outfits call for bandh tomorrow against SC/ST Act amendment

All educational institutions, banks will remain closed tomorrow due to the Bandh call. Transport services will also likely to be affected.

Army and paramilitary forces have been asked to stay on alert.

The Supreme Court on March 20, banned immediate and automatic arrest under the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act citing"several occasions"  where innocent citizens were being termed as accused and public servants were hindered from performing their duties under the prevailing Act.

 

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