Supreme Court Refuses Plea To Postpone NEET, JEE 2020

NEET and JEE Main 2020: On Monday the Supreme Court discarded the plea seeking the postponement of NEET and JEE examinations 2020. A three-judge bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra said that “life has to go on” despite COVID-19 and the court cannot put the career of students in danger by interfering with the National Testing Agency decision.

“Career of students cannot be put in peril. We find no merit in the petition. The petition is dismissed”, the bench also included justices BR Gavai, and Krishna Murari said.

“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,” the bench said.

Petitioner’s lawyer Alakh Alok Srivastava said that vaccine for COVID-19 is “on its way” and he is not seeking an indefinite postponement of the exams. But the bench didn’t find any value in the case.

The petitioner inhibited another petition praying that NEET and JEE should be conducted as per schedule after the court rejected the plea seeking a postponement.

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