SC: Gained’t cancel CLAT or keep counselling

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, October 9

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to quash the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2020 or stay the counselling process for admission to five-year law courses in national law universities on the basis of the test held on September 28.

A Bench, headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan, however, allowed a group of aspiring law students to make representations with regard to issues relating to CLAT 2020 before a grievance redressal committee headed by a retired CJI.

Clear stand on kids’ restoration, NCPCR told

Taking note of a letter written by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) for restoring children lodged in care homes to their families, the Supreme Court on Friday asked the child rights body to spell out its stand on the issue.

“In the facts of the present case, we are of the view that ends of justice be served in giving liberty to the petitioners to submit a representation to the Grievance Redressal Committee with regard to their grievance within three days from today. We order accordingly,” said the Bench which also included Justice MR Shah.

“We have no doubt that the petitioners’ representation be considered by the committee at an early date,” it added.

Senior counsel Gopal Sankaranarayanan, representing the petitioners, submitted that in the examination, there were technical problems, certain questions and key answers were not correct and the options given by the petitioners were not correctly recorded in the software.

To which, senior advocate PS Narasimha said a decision had been taken. Three answers were modified and three questions deleted.

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