PIL in SC seeks NEET centres in Gulf region

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 1

Parents of applicants for the NEET (UG) 2020 working in Qatar have moved the Supreme Court against a Kerala High Court order dismissing their demand for allotment of NEET centres in Gulf region. 

They have demanded that if it was not possible to have NEET examination centres abroad and the test should be postponed until the COVID-19 crisis was over.

Filed by Abdul Azeez, general secretary, Kerala Muslim Culture Centre, Qatar, the PIL submitted that there were 4,000 such students registered with NEET (UG) from Qatar who faced problems in getting their documents attested from Indian Embassy in Qatar.

This year’s NEET was scheduled in May but due to the pandemic, it was rescheduled to July 26.

Students had already booked their tickets for India to write the exam but COVID-19 lockdown led to a ban on international flights making it impossible for the students to travel to India.

They said even after resumption of flights via Vande Bharat mission, the petitioners could not get a seat booked in these flights.

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