Hours after a holiday was declared for private schools in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday, the circular has now been withdrawn. Over 4,500 private schools in Tamil Nadu and more than 170 private engineering colleges had planned to remain shut on Tuesday in support of former chief minister Jayalalithaa.
The holiday was declared by the Federation of Association of Private Schools in Tamil Nadu.
School correspondents, principals and teachers across the state had also decided to participate in a demonstration on Tuesday in Chennai. The decision had been criticised by several academicians, parents and the opposition parties who said that schools and colleges were using students to further a political agenda.
The PMK had also decided to move the Madras High Court against private schools declaring a holiday on Tuesday.