All primary schools and degree colleges in Meerut are to remain shut on Monday after district officials on Sunday issued orders to that effect in view of tensions in the neighbouring Muzaffarnagar district.
According to district magistrate Navdeep Rinwa, the orders for closure of the academic institutions were just a precautionary measure and the situation remains peaceful in Meerut.
Rinwa said he surveyed the sensitive localities of Meerut city on Sunday along with SSP Dipak Kumar, with police also having held a flag march.
A function by state government to distribute free laptops in the city on September 9 now stands cancelled, Rinwa added.
Meanwhile, in view of the situation in Muzaffarnagar, Rinwa said that all state government employees had been advised to remain on duty and not take leave.
Any leaves stand cancelled at the moment, Rinwa said. He added that all government employees had been urged to keep their mobile phones switched on at all times to enable them to be easily contacted.