New Delhi: A day after the Supreme Court refused to hear the petition seeking postponement of NEET, Congress leader and MP Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday came down heavily on the government for being “blind to students’ distress”.
In his tweet, Rahul Gandhi said, “GOI is blind to students’ distress. Postpone #NEET exam. Let them have a fair chance.”
The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is scheduled to be held on September 12. A group of students had sought deferment of the test citing clashes with ongoing exams. They had urged for the exam to be moved to a more suitable date.
Their advocate had submitted that around 25,000 students were to appear either for other exams.
However, the Supreme Court on Monday refused to order postponement saying the exam will be taken by nearly 16 lakh students and the date could not be changed for just a few of them.
“If you are to appear in multiple exams, you need to make a choice. You have to prioritise… must also be conscious that any deferment is likely to clash with some other exam,” the bench of Justice AM Khanwilkar, Justice Hrishikesh Roy and Justice CT Ravikumar had observed.
The bench allowed the students to approach the Natioanal Testing Agency (NTA) and make a representation if they wished.
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