The Rajasthan High Court has, while posting a writ petition challenging CLAT Examinations 2018, on 29th May, observed that if the result of the Examination is declared before the said date, it shall be subject to the decision of this writ petition.
This order was issued by the division bench comprising of Justice Gopal Krishan Vyas and Justice Ramchandra Singh Jhala on a Writ petition filed by Ms. Manvee Bhandari from Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
Sagar Joshi, Founder Director of Law Prep Tutorial, who initiated the filing of the petition told LiveLaw that due to lawyer's strike in Jodhpur (Rajasthan) High Court, in today's hearing students of his institute Manvi Bhandari and Yogya Rajpurohit appeared in person.
"On the basis of pleading by these students, High Court Bench of Justice gopal krishna vyas and Justice vijendra jhala has now issued returnable notice to CLAT organising University NUALS Kochi and other members of CLAT committee. CLAT committee has been given time till 29th may to reply.The most important part of the today's order is that the court said that the CLAT Result will be subject to the decision of the court in this petition", he added.
Meanwhile another 16 candidates have filed a new writ petition through Advocate Akshay Jain seeking a re-examination of CLAT 2018 and as an interim measure they have sought a stay on the result of CLAT 2018. This petition will also be listed 25th May 2018 along with other CLAT petitions.
In the wake of the episode of mismanagement and technical snags characterizing the CLAT 2018 held on May 13, two students have approached the Jaipur bench of the Rajasthan High Court praying for a re-test in view of the blatant violation of the prescribed Rules and Regulations.
The High Court has reportedly issued a notice to respondents in these writ petitions.
The petitioners Akshay Jain and Mansi Jain, in their writ petitions, had averred that neither the Demo Examination nor the Main Examination was conducted as per the instructions provided in the Admit Card and the same were blatantly violated by the Respondents during the examination.