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Church protests force postponement of Easter day exam in India

CWN - December 14, 2010

Following protests by Church-based groups, the federal government in India has rescheduled the national entrance exam for engineering college admission that was to be held on April 24: Easter Sunday-- in 2011. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which coordinates the All India Engineering/ Architecture Entrance Examination (AIEEE) said that it has postponed the exam to May 1 “due to Easter festival.” Several Catholic organizations had written to the federal government including the education minister demanding rescheduling of the key national test, which is taken by over 500,000 aspiring engineering students.

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