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SC to hear 6 state ministers' plea for review of NEET-JEE exam order
SC to hear 6 state ministers' plea for review of NEET-JEE exam order

New Delhi, Sep 3 (TIWN) The Supreme Court on Friday will take up a plea by six ministers of opposition-ruled states -- West Bengal, Punjab, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand -- who jointly filed a review petition, challenging the court's August 17 order declining to entertain petitions seeking postponement of NEET-JEE exams slated in September against the backdrop of Covid-19.

A bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, B.R. Gavai and Krishna Murari will take up the plea in-chamber.

The petition, filed through advocate Sunil Fernandes, contends the petitioners have moved the top court to “secure the safety, security and right to life of the students -candidates appearing for the NEET/JEE exams”.

The petition argues that the top court has ignored the logistical difficulties in conducting the examinations at the proposed dates.

“Failed to balance the competing but equally important aspects of conducting the examination and securing safety of the student. Fails to ensure that mandatory safeguards are put in place during the conduct of the examinations,” said the petition challenging the August 17 order.

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