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Supreme court rejected the plea for the exams of NEET and JEE

Bench of three Judges headed by Arun Mishra said that the ‘postponement of the exams will put the career of the students in peril'.

Supreme court rejected the plea for the exams of NEET and JEE

On Monday The Supreme Court, August 17, rejected the plea filed by 11 students belonging to 11 states seeking postponement of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) examinations 2020. NEET and JEE exams are scheduled to be held in September this year.

A three-judge bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra said that the postponement of the exams will put the 'career of the students in peril’. Life has to go on despite coronavirus and the SC cannot put career of students in peril by interfering with the decision of the National Testing Agency," the apex court bench said.

The SC bench, which also included justices BR Gavai and Krishna Murari, said, "We find no merit in the petition." The petition is dismissed, Justice Arun Mishra said.

It further added: "You (lawyers) have demanded the opening of physical courts. But you want exams to be postponed. Postponement of exams is a loss for the country. Students will lose the academic year."

Petitioner's advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava said that there is a chance of coronavirus vaccine coming soon and he is not seeking an indefinite postponment of the exams. Even PM Modi said about it in his Independence Day speech. However, the bench found no merit in the case.

Tags: Supreme court, JEE, NEET, BR Gavai, Krishna Murari, PM Modi

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