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HSEB puts off Grade XII exams put off after disruption.

KATHMANDU, May 2 -- The examinations of Grade XII conducted by Higher Secondary Education Board (HSEB) have been put off indefinitely following Maoist disruption on Sunday, citing citing lack of security.

The exams that were to be conducted today morning were cancelled at 251 centres. Following the request from several quarters, the HSEB decided to put off the examinations until futher notice.

The chairman of the examination centres decided to suspend the examination today after All Nepal National Independent Students' Union-Revolutionary (ANNISU-R), the Maoist student wing, obstructed the examinations. There were altogether nearly 700 examinations centers across the nation.

Earlier today, two private orgnisations affiliated to HSEB has urged the HSEB to put off the examinations from Monday, saying that it would not be possible to conduct the examinations under such circumstances.

The HSEB had been conducting the grade 12 examinations from April 29.Around 350,000 students have filled up their forms to appear in the examinations.

Earlier today, the ANNISU-R obstructed examinations in various places during which they clashed with police.

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