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[NEET-UG Exam] 'Aspirants Permitted To Undergo Examination In Urdu Medium; Shall Provide Question Papers In Urdu', Authority Assures Bombay HC In A Plea By The Aspirants [Read Order]

Sparsh Upadhyay
12 Sep 2020 10:30 AM GMT
[NEET-UG Exam] Aspirants Permitted To Undergo Examination In Urdu Medium; Shall Provide Question Papers In Urdu, Authority Assures Bombay HC In A Plea By The Aspirants [Read Order]
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A Writ Petition was filed before the Bombay High Court (Nagpur Bench) wherein NEET-UG aspirants had prayed before the court that they should be permitted to take the said examination in Urdu medium.A Division Bench of Justices R. K. Deshpande and Pushpa V. Ganediwala heard the matter on Monday (07th September) and directed that notice to the respondents be issued (returnable on 10th...

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A Writ Petition was filed before the Bombay High Court (Nagpur Bench) wherein NEET-UG aspirants had prayed before the court that they should be permitted to take the said examination in Urdu medium.

A Division Bench of Justices R. K. Deshpande and Pushpa V. Ganediwala heard the matter on Monday (07th September) and directed that notice to the respondents be issued (returnable on 10th September 2020)

U.M. Aurangabadkar, learned A.S.G.I. had waived the service of notice for respondent Nos.1, 2 and 3.

On Thursday (10th September) the counsel appearing for the respondent No.3 made a statement before the Court that the question of permitting the petitioners to undergo NEET (UG) 2020 examination to be held on 13.09.2020 in Urdu medium and providing them question papers accordingly is under consideration and appropriate decision shall be taken in the matter by tomorrow.

Hence, the matter was posted for Friday (11.09.2020).

On Friday (11th September) the counsel appearing for respondent No. 3 made a statement before the Court that the petitioners shall be permitted to undergo NEET (UG2020) examination to be held on 13.09.2020 in Urdu medium and shall be provided question papers in Urdu medium.

In view of the said statement, the Court remarked,

"The grievance of the petitioners does not survive and the petition, therefore, stands dismissed as infructuous."

The Court further said,

"Needless to state that respondent No. 3 shall be bound by the statement made before this Court."

It may be noted that the Calcutta High Court on Wednesday (09th September) had asked the State authorities to make a sincere endeavour to start bus services for NEET-UG Aspirants from early morning on the day of the Examination and to increase the frequency of buses to enable the students at large to reach their respective examination centres in time.

The Single Bench of Justice Tapabrata Chakraborty was hearing the plea of a NEET-UG aspirant Souvik Panda seeking the directions of the Court "commanding the respondent authorities concerned to forthwith make separate arrangements for allowing the petitioner who is tested COVID-19 positive to participate in NEET-UG Examination on 13.09.2020 including all transport and medical facilities."

Also, in another matter, the Calcutta High Court on Wednesday (09th September) had asked the State authorities to provide decent accommodation of one room, to a NEET-UG Aspirant (petitioner) and her accompanying either parent.

The Single Bench of Justice Arindam Sinha was hearing the plea of a NEET-UG aspirant Jayatri Paul praying for "setting aside and quashing the memo dated 31st August 2020 declaring lockdowns, inter alia, on 11th and 12th September 2020 in West Bengal."

Case Details:

Case Title: Miss Muskan & Anr. v. Union of India thr. Secretary, Ministry of Human Resource Development, New Delhi & Ors.

Case No.: WRIT PETITION STAMP NO. 8065 OF 2020

Quorum: Justice R. K. Deshpande and Justice Pushpa V. Ganediwala

Appearance: Advocate K.V. Deshmukh (For Petitioners); ASGI U. Aurangabadkar Advocate (for respondent Nos. 1 & 2); Advocate Pruthviraj Chavhan (for respondent No. 3)

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