Madras HC puts NEET results on hold

Madras HC puts NEET results on hold

Madurai bench of the Madras High Court has granted an interim stay on release of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) examination results which is scheduled to be declared on June 8.

In an interim order on a petition challenging the conduct of NEET exam on May 7, the Madurai bench restrained the CBSE from announcing the results till final orders were passed on the petition challenging the entrance examination.

The court pronounced the stay on the case filed by Shakti Malarkodi. According to the plea by an aspiring medical student’s mother, who has contended that the examination breached the students’ right to equality under Article 14 of the Constitution

Justice M.V. Muralidaran granted the interim injunction on the ground that different question papers set for the NEET held in 10 languages would lead to discrimination between students.

Stating that the present evaluation system is contrary and in violation of Article 14 of the Constitution, the petitioner prayed for an interim injunction against the declaration of results based on the NEET examination held on May 7 and sought a direction to cancel the test.

Justice N Seshasayee had last week sought the replies of the CBSE and the Union health secretary on the petition alleging that the test was not conducted in a uniform manner across the country.