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Plea filed in SC on NEET exam postponement

July 2, 2020

A plea has been filed in the Supreme Court for the postponement of NEET exams in the Middle East countries. The plea by parents of the NEET students sought directions to government to set up examination centres in the Middle East countries or postpone the examination due to the Covid-19.

JEE Main 2020 is scheduled from July 18 to July 23 while NEET 2020 is scheduled for July 26.

A similar plea was previously filed before the Kerala High Court which had been rejected. Students have been demanding the postponement of the July NEET examination for long. The NEET-UG examination, for admission to MBBS/BDS courses is slated for July 26. More than 15 lakh students had applied for NEET 2020.

The plea has been filed by distressed parents of NEET students in Doha and Qatar through the Secretary of Kerala Muslim Culture Centre in Qatar. It stated that parents tried getting seats in the Vande Bharat Mission flights to India so that they could attempt the papers starting from July 26. But couldn’t avail any seats, the Bar and Bench reported.

Earlier on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, India Wide Parents Association had written a letter to HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ and Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan to postpone NEET and JEE Main exams stating about 15 reasons why the NEET exams should not take place.

In separate letters addressed to HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan, the India Wide Parents Association said it has been receiving complaints from many parents and students across India regarding conducting JEE Main and NEET Exam in July. “Shortage of medical facility” was a grave concern to the parents and asked that the exams be postponed for a few months till the situation is under control.

Source: India TV

Also read: Postpone JEE and NEET exams: Students to MHRD

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