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Schools in Northeast Delhi to remain shut till 7 March

Annual exams have been postponed since the situation is not conducive in the violence-affected areas of Northeast Delhi, say officials.

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New Delhi: Schools will remain closed in northeast Delhi till March 7 in view of the violence, officials said on Saturday.

The annual exams have also been postponed since the situation is not conducive for conducting examinations in violence-affected areas, according to officials.

Over 40 people have died and more than 250 people have been injured in the communal clashes that broke out across northeast Delhi in areas such as Jaffrabad, Maujpur, Chand Bagh, Khureji Khas and Bhajanpura.

A large number of properties have been damaged. Frenzied mobs torched houses, shops, vehicles, a petrol pump and pelted stones at locals and police personnel.

Nearly 7,000 paramilitary forces have been deployed in the affected areas since Monday. Hundreds of Delhi Police personnel are also on the ground to maintain peace.

Security personnel have been conducting flag marches and holding regular consultations with locals to assuage their fears. They are also urging residents to not pay attention to rumours on social media and report them to the police.

Also read: ‘Shakal se Hindu nahin dikhti’ — but a quick-thinking colleague saved me from a mob


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