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CBSE exams for Class 10 & 12 postponed in Pb due to bandh

CBSE exams for Class 10 & 12 postponed in Pb due to bandh

NEW DELHI: CBSE Board exams for Class 10 and 12 scheduled for April 2 have been postponed in Punjab due to Bharat-bandh call by several Dalit organizations to protest against the Supreme Court's verdict on the SC/ST Act, news agency reported on Sunday night.

Dalit organisations have called for a countrywide bandh on April 2 to protest the Supreme Court's verdict on March 20 that protects public servants from arbitrary arrests under the Act. Earlier, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had appealed the protesters to ensure that mortal remains of the Iraq victims, that are expected to arrive in Amritsar tomorrow, are allowed to be transported to their native villages without any impediment.
He also directed the state police to provide strict security for the same.
Punjab Police also warned the protesters of strict action against those who indulge in violence on April 2 across the state.
Talking to the media, Commissioner of Police in Ludhiana said, "4000 police personnel along with one company of Rapid Action Force to be deployed tomorrow. Strict action will be taken against those who indulge in violence."
On March 20, the apex court, in a bid to check misuse of the SC/ST Act, ruled that preliminary enquiry in a case under the Atrocities Act would be done by the DSP to ensure the allegations are not frivolous, and to avoid the false implication of an innocent.

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