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Specially Abled CLAT Aspirant Moves Court After Not Being Given Extra Time As Per CLAT Rules

Nitish Kashyap
29 May 2017 2:57 PM GMT
Specially Abled CLAT Aspirant Moves Court After Not Being Given Extra Time As Per CLAT Rules
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A specially abled student suffering from dyslexia has moved before the Bombay high Court seeking relief as he was not given 40 minutes extra to write the exam as per Common Law Admission Test Rules.

Specially Abled Persons (SAP) get 40 minutes extra to write their exam.

Dr.Birendra Saraf was appearing for Tathagata Ojha, who has been writing emails to the concerned authorities since May 20 but got no response. It is Ojha’s case that he was allotted extra time in his Xth and XIIth exams, he was also allotted extra time in the Maharashtra Law Common Entrance Test (CET).

Senior Advocate Shiraz Rustomjee appeared for the respondents, Convenor, CLAT and Chanakya National Law University. He submitted before the vacation bench of Justices BP Colabawalla and AM Badar that the first list which is expected to be released on Monday evening is not the final list and since the main centre for this year’s exam was Patna, he has not been able to get clear instructions.

Rustomjee did acknowledge that the form filled in by the petitioner shows that he applied under the Specially Abled category.

The matter has now been adjourned till June 6.

CLAT Results are expected to be announced on Monday night.

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