In the wake of Jat community groups’ call for an agitation in the national capital on March 20, the CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) has advised students appearing for the Classes 10 and 12 Board exams to reach their exam centres well before the scheduled time.
Led by the All-India Jat Aarakshan Sangarsh Samiti (AIJASS), groups of Jat community have announced a massive protest in the national capital, including a “siege” to the Parliament House complex, to press for their demand of reservation for the community in government jobs and educational institutions.
The Class 10 exams for painting, Spanish and Russian languages and Class 12 exams for Mathematics, First Aid and Emergency Medical Care, Clinical Bio-chemistry and Microbiology-II, Microbiology (MLT), Health Centre Management, Ophthalmic Techniques-II, Radiograhpy-II (Special Investigation Imaging Radiography) are scheduled for Monday.
“Keeping in view the Jat stir, the students and parents are hereby informed and advised to take necessary measures to reach the examination centres well before the scheduled time to avoid any inconvenience in anticipation to the gherao,” the Central Board of Secondary Education said in a statement.
The Haryana Assembly on March 15 discussed the ongoing Jat agitation.
Apart from the reservation, the Jats are demanding jobs to the next of kin of those killed in violence in the agitation last year, compensation to those injured, withdrawal of cases against them and action against officers who ordered action against the Jats.
Violence during the Jat agitation, in February 2016, claimed the lives of 30 people and injured around 200 people. Government and private property worth hundreds of crores of rupees was damaged.