However, its decision to hold a protest in the Directorate of School Education campus by correspondents of all private schools on Tuesday remained, DC Elangovan, Secretary, Federation of Associations of Private Schools in Tamil Nadu said in a statement.

He had announced on Sunday that over 4,500 private schools would remain closed in support of Jayalalithaa, who is in prison in Bangalore after a Special Court there convicted and sentenced her to four years imprisonment in a disproportionate assets case.

Various leaders including DMK president M Karunanidhi had opposed the decision to close schools protesting against the jailing of Jayalalithaa.

Private schools across Tamil Nadu were to re-open after Pooja holidays on October 7.

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