6 Opposition states transfer Supreme Court , need JEE, NEET deferred

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 28

Cabinet ministers from six non-BJP dominated states right this moment filed a petition within the Supreme Court in search of a overview of its choice giving the go-ahead to holding the JEE and NEET subsequent month.

Will trigger ‘grave harm’

  • Petitioners have urged SC to rethink Aug 17 choice on conducting exams, saying ‘grave harm’ will befall on college students
  • The SC order fails to fulfill security and safety issues of scholars showing for the exams, they are saying
  • SC’s twin causes — ‘life must go on’ and ‘students shouldn’t lose educational 12 months’ — don’t represent complete judicial scrutiny of subject

The six ministers from Punjab, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal and Jharkhand have sought postponement of the JEE (Main) and NEET-UG scheduled subsequent month. They have filed the petition in particular person capability, their counsel Sunil Fernandes stated.

Sonia Gandhi, Congress Chief

Hope govt listens

I really feel for you (college students) since you at the moment are dealing with a really tough scenario. You are our future. It is essential that any choice concerning college students’ future is taken together with your concurrence… I hope the govt. listens to you, listens to your voices and acts upon your needs

The petitioners are Balbir Singh Sidhu (Punjab), Moloy Ghatak (West Bengal), Dr Rameshwar Oraon (Jharkhand), Dr Raghu Sharma (Rajasthan), Amarjeet Bhagat (Chhattisgarh) and Uday Ravindra Saman (Maharashtra).

They requested the highest court docket to rethink its August 17 choice on conducting JEE and NEET, highlighting the actual fact 25 lakh college students would cumulatively seem for the 2 exams at a time when Covid-19 instances had crossed 3.31 million. They stated the choice did not stability the competing however equally essential elements of conducting the exams and security of scholars, i.e. their ‘right to life’ as obligatory safeguards had not been ensured through the exams. The SC had on August 17 rejected a petition in search of to postpone the exams scheduled in September, saying a treasured 12 months of scholars “can’t be wasted”.

“Life has to go on… Life has to move ahead. A precious year of students cannot be wasted,” a three-judge Bench led by Justice Arun Mishra had stated, including college students’ profession “cannot be put under jeopardy for long”.

As per the general public notices issued by the National Testing Agency (NTA), which conducts the exams, the JEE (Main) April 2020 is scheduled from September 1 to six, whereas NEET-UG 2020 is scheduled for September 13.

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