NEET 2020 to be held on September 13, Supreme Court dismisses three fresh petitions seeking postponement

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  • National Entrance cum Eligibility Test (NEET) 2020 to be held on September 13.
  • A bench of justices Ashok Bhushan, Subhas Reddy and MR Shah was hearing three cases related to NEET and decided to dismiss all three of them.
  • "Everything is over now. Review has also been dismissed. JEE is also over. How can we consider the petition now?,” Justice Ashok Bhushan said.
  • The petitioners had sought postponement on the grounds of inadequate transport facilities.

The Supreme Court of India refused to entertain another fresh plea seeking a delay in National Entrance cum Eligibility Test (NEET) 2020 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. NEET exams are scheduled to take place on September 13.

A bench of justices Ashok Bhushan, Subhas Reddy and MR Shah was hearing three cases related to NEET and decided to dismiss all three of them.

"Everything is over now. Review has also been dismissed. JEE is also over. How can we consider the petition now?,” Justice Ashok Bhushan said.
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The petitioners had sought postponement on the grounds of inadequate transport facilities.

“16 lakhs students are writing the exam. This is the only medical exam. Take the case of Bihar. There are only two centres- Patna & Gaya. Trains are not running till 30th. We are only asking for 3 weeks postponement,”Senior Advocate Arvind P Datar submitted.

Earlier this month, on September 4, the apex court had dismissed yet another review petition filed by six Ministers of opposition-ruled West Bengal, Punjab, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand.
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Over the last two months, the Supreme Court has heard and rejected many pleas from different opposition leaders, students and lawyers seeking postponement of examination.

In its verdict on August 17, SC said, ‘'Life should move on even in COVID-19 times. Can we just stop the exams? We should move on. If exams are not held, won't it be a loss to the country? Students will lose the academic year. Are you not demanding that Courts should re-open? Why can't exams be held with precautions?”
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