Supreme Court rejects contemporary petitions looking for postponement of NEET


Satya Prakash
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 9

The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to entertain contemporary petitions looking for postponement of NEET 2020, scheduled to be carried out by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on September 13.

“Now everything is over. Even review petitions have been dismissed,” a bench led by Justice Ashok Bhushan mentioned dismissing the petitions.

The Bench had on September four dismissed a petition filed by six Cabinet ministers from as many non-BJP dominated states looking for overview of its August 17 resolution giving a go-ahead to JEE-NEET examinations.

On behalf of the petitioners, senior advocate Arvind Datar tried to spotlight the sensible difficulties given COVID-19 and sought it to be deferred by three weeks.

But the Bench mentioned, “Mr Datar, exams will start in a few days… All arrangements will be made for the NEET exams.”

Senior advocate KTS Tulsi argued that COVID-19 circumstances have been growing and now there was 90,000 each day case.

Tulsi cited the instance of the Bombay High Court’s latest order that mentioned those that couldn’t seem for the examination must be appropriately thought-about.

“Whether the students should be considered or not is for the body (conducting exams) to decide not for this Court to pass directions,” the highest court docket mentioned.

Advocate Shoeb Alam — showing for one of many petitioners — mentioned he was not looking for deferment of NEET.

“I wish to level out some lacuna within the pointers issued by the NTA which supplied for college students in containment zones and many others to take the examination afterward.

But the Bench refused to entertain the petitions, saying the authorities involved will take all the mandatory precautions for the protection of scholars.



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