While considering a petition seeking postponement of NEET-JEE exams, Justice Arun Mishra, the presiding judge of the bench, observed that life should move on even during COVID-19 times.
"Are you not demanding that Courts should open? When Courts are getting ready to start physical functioning, how can you say that exams cannot be held?Why can't exams be held with precautions?", Justice Mishra asked Advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava, the petitioners' counsel.
Justice Mishra also invited the counsel's attention to the glass screen before the bench, which is fixed in preparation of resumption of physical hearings.
Justice Mishra also observed that the postponement of exams put the career of students in peril.
'If exams are not held, won't it be a loss to the country? Students will lose the academic year', Justice Arun Mishra said.
The Supreme Court is exploring the possibility of resuming physical hearing in some court rooms in a limited fashion.
The Court had been functioning via video conferencing since the imposition of lockdown in March.
The petition seeking postponement of NEET-JEE was dismissed by the top court.