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Maharashtra to Bombay HC: Cannot allow CISCE Board exams in July

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Maharashtra to Bombay HC

Keeping the rising Coronacrisis in mind, Maharashtra Government has informed Bombay High Court that it cannot allow CISCE Board to hold ICSE 10th Exam 2020 and ISC 12th Exam 2020 in July 2020.

The statement was submitted by the state govt after High Court asked it to clarify its stand on the matter it was hearing about cancellation of pending ICSE Board Exams 2020. Currently, Bombay HC’s bench comprising of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice SS Shinde is hearing a plea seeking cancellation of the pending CISCE Board Exam citing safety of the students.

During the hearing, Advocate General Ashutosh Kumbhakoni, informed the Bombay High Court bench that the decision not to allow ICSE Board Exam 2020 in Maharashtra was taken by the state government. He also added that the decision was taken in a meeting of State Disaster Management Committee, under the chairmanship of CM Uddhav Thackeray.

Also read: COVID-19 outbreak: ICSE postpones 10th and 12th board exams

Kumbhakoni also informed the Bombay HC that the state govt had also cancelled all pending semester exams in the state taking into account the serious situation.

Supreme Court was hearing a similar petition filed by parents challenging holding of pending board exams for students amid the on-going pandemic and the risk it poses to their health and wellbeing.

As of now, the case has been adjourned until 25th June, by when CBSE is expected to announce its decision regarding pending board exams.

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