On August 16, Advocate Alakh Alok Shrivastava (students representative seeking postponement of JEE NEET exams) requested students not to file any more petitions. He emphasized not filing any more petitions and requested students to have faith in them and the ruling of the Supreme Court. So far four petitions have been filed in Supreme Court seeking NEET & JEE not be postponed.
Today morning, Advocate Alakh tweeted and asked students to file more and more petitions in the court to strengthen the case. But later, he tweeted not to file a second petition as it will unnecessarily delay the matter. He explained that more and more petitions will lead to a delay in the final decision. He explained that he and Advocate Anubha won the ICAI (Institute of Charted Accountants of India) case with just one petition. Adv Alakh and Adv Anubha applied just one petition and they won the case without much delay in the order. He further stated that the decision in UGC’s case got delayed due to more number of petitions.
Commencement of Exams with Multiplying Coronavirus cases
In a video, an ex-faculty of Akash (students representative) requested students and parents to support Alakh Srivastava. He brought forward that coronavirus cases in India are multiplying in every 20 days. So far COVID-19 figures in India have reached more than 28 lakhs count, and over 50,000 people have lost their lives amid COVID-19. The commencement of entrance exams will lead to the movement of students as well as their parents from one state to another.
The entrance examination will certainly increase the risk of COVID-19 for the students and their parents. He emphasized on the delay of JEE and NEET exams and requested students to support Alakh Srivastava. He bestowed his faith in the judgment of the Supreme Court and seek to get a decision in their favor. Watch the entire video here.
The Supreme Court of India will hear the plea demanding postponement of NEET and JEE exams today I.e., August 17. The plea is filed by Advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava on behalf of 11 students from 11 different states. The petitioners seek the postponement of the NEET and JEE exam until the situation in the country stabilizes.
One Against Four – Petition Seeks Postponement of JEE NEET Exams
So far four petitions have been filed against the postponement of JEE and NEET exams while only one petition has been filed seeking postponement of exams. Advocate Srivastava in his recent tweet tweeted that JEE exams were postponed when India had 6 lakh cases while today we have more than 26 lakh cases still the JEE and NEET exams are not being postponed.
Meanwhile, Adv Alakh Srivastava notified that a vakalatnama has been filed in the case by the conducting body of entrance examinations, National Testing Agency (NTA). He further asserted that two intervening applications have additionally been filed. Shrivastav is confident about getting justice for young JEE and NEET candidates. Advocate Anubha Shrivastava ( chief of India Wide Parents Association) has been writing letters throughout to the Indian government addressing the concerns of the students.
As per the revised schedule, the JEE (Mains) exam has been scheduled to be conducted on 1st September while the NEET exam for UG dental and medical students is going to be conducted on 13th September.