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Surge In Covid-19: Plea In Gujarat High Court Seeks Cancellation Of Semester End Examinations At 'Institute Of Law, Nirma University'

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7 May 2021 9:14 AM GMT
Surge In Covid-19: Plea In Gujarat High Court Seeks Cancellation Of Semester End Examinations At Institute Of Law, Nirma University
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A student of Nirma Law University has moved the Gujarat High Court seeking cancellation of semester end examinations and viva voce in view of the recent surge in Covid-19 cases. The petition has been filed by Razaiwala Md. Hammad Hussain, stating that about 274 students/ their families have tested Covid-positive in recent times and thus, it may not be possible for them to appear in...

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A student of Nirma Law University has moved the Gujarat High Court seeking cancellation of semester end examinations and viva voce in view of the recent surge in Covid-19 cases.

The petition has been filed by Razaiwala Md. Hammad Hussain, stating that about 274 students/ their families have tested Covid-positive in recent times and thus, it may not be possible for them to appear in the viva voce, scheduled from May 8 and the written examination that is to be held from May 20.

"Due to the hardships faced by the petitioner students, due to lack of medical facilities and utilities and death of the close relatives, it is inhumane to force or make them oblige to give viva voce and end semester examination," the plea filed through Advocate Sabir D Mansuri states.

It is submitted that many students have urged the University to consider an alternative evaluation scheme based on overall semester performance. Even many other universities including the National Law Universities have provided relaxation to their respective students in view of the current situation.

However, the Respondent-University did not grant any satisfactory relief to its students.

"In the current situation it will be difficult for almost all the students to appear in the examination and none-appearance will invite an NT, a sort of penalty to clear that particular subject in the next examination… Moreover, as per the policies of the respondent University such a student would face one year detention.

Such inhumane and pressurizing behavior of the respondent university could lead some of the students to take wrongful steps of self-harming or committing suicides," the plea states.

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