New Delhi: Supreme Court advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava is still hopeful that NEET 2020 will be postponed. Joint entrance exams are already being conducted in the country after a huge uproar to cancel JEE-NEET amid the ongoing pandemic situation in the country.
National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is scheduled on September 13 this year.
Citing example of cases like Sushant Singh Rajput, migrant labourer, UGC final year exam guidelines where the Supreme Court had initially dismissed some petitions only to admit fresh petitions in the same cases later, reported Times Now.
“Along with a Respected Senior Advocate, I am again trying for NEET Postponement. Both of us are working pro bono,” said advocate Srivastava. He also urged others to join him.
Recently in Sushant Singh, migrant labourer, UGC etc., SC initially Dismissed Few Petitions but later on Admitted similar fresh Petitions.
Along with a Respected Senior Advocate, I am again trying for #NEET Postponement.
Both of us are working pro bono.
Others must also try🙏🏻
— Alakh Alok Srivastava (@advocate_alakh) September 2, 2020
There has been a lot of hues and cry over the conduct of JEE-NEET exams this year, with students, politicians, academicians and ruling party divided on the matter. Six state governments have also filed petitions in the apex court regarding the centre’s decision to conduct the exams during the pandemic.
However, the National Testing Agency (NTA) went ahead to issue an advisory for conducting the NEET exams 2020. This advisory is meant for the safety of students, teachers and those involved in the exam and for smooth conduct of it.