Six states move SC against JEE and NEET exams

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In yet another development a review petition was filed in Supreme Court seeking the revision of its August 17 judgement dismissing pleas for postponement of NEET and JEE exams this year.

It may be recalled following the orders, the National Testing Agency (NTA) on August 25 notified the entrance examinations to be conducted from September 6 to 13.

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Interestingly, the review petition was filed by the 6 Cong-ruled or backed states comprising West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, Rajasthan, Punjab and Maharashtra. The petitioners pleaded that the situation in their states are not conducive for the conduct of examinations due to Covid19 pandemic and flood situation prevailed. Hence, sought to revive its orders issued on August 17.

The move said to have come in the wake of the decision taken at a video conference with all its state chief ministers by the party chief Sonia Gandhi who instructed them to approach the court besides holding dharnas and protests in all the non-Congress states including in TRS ruled-Telangana demanding postponement of exams.

Meanwhile, it is said the government is firm in conducting the exams as it had made elaborate arrangements for the same. The centre claimed that already over 85 per cent of students out of 25 lakh applied have downloaded hall tickets.

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