The Delhi High Court has asked the Bar Council of India to consider as representation a plea seeking conducting of CLAT examination in local languages.
The Single Bench of Justice Najmi Waziri asked the BCI to consider the present petition as a representation, take a decision within three weeks and convey the same to the Petitioner.
Filed by Mr Pratham Kaushik, the petition sought court's direction for conducting the CLAT 2020 examination in local languages.
In addition to this, the Petitioner also sought court's direction to the Respondents to conduct all other future CLAT examinations in the local languages.
While taking the submissions into consideration, the court observed that since the Bar Council of India sets the standards for admitting the students into law schools, it is for the said Council to take a call on the cause espoused by the Petitioner.
The court further noted that:
'However, looking at the fact that the forms for such examinations are to be deposited by 30.06.2020, it would be preferable that the Bar Council of India takes a decision prior to that, it such quick decision is feasible.'