NEET: HC rejects plea


A petition seeking either overseas test centres for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) or postponement of the test till the COVID-19 situation improved was dismissed by the Kerala High Court on Tuesday.

The petition, filed by Abdul Azees, general secretary, Kerala Muslim Culture Centre, Qatar, was rejected by a Division Bench consisting of Chief Justice S. Manikumar and Justice Shaji P. Chali. The Medical Council of India (MCI) and other authorities submitted that overseas test centres were not feasible. The Centre also informed the court that students could be brought back to the State by following the guidelines prescribed for overseas Indians.

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