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Class Xth Student asks Bombay HC not to Change the State’s Decision to Cancel the State Board Exams

Lawstreet Journal 29 May 2021 9:36pm

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A class Xth student has filed an intervention application in the Bombay High Court asking not to alter the state governments decision to cancel the Xth standard board exam.

The intervention is sought in a public interest petition filed before the court challenging the state governments decision to cancel the SSC exams, which was to happen in March 2021. 

The application filed by Rishan Asim Sarode has prayed the court to consider the mental health of students while deciding on the case. The application urged the court to court to hear the opinion of child psychology experts or therapists to understand the stress that students are under due to the ongoing pandemic.

The application states that:

"This year has to be considered as an exceptional year because of the pandemic situation. While education is important, it cannot be more important than the lives of the children, teachers, other staff and parents of the children who will venture out to appear for the exam."

The application argues that the public interest petition is filed by a 61-year-old adult without considering the emotions of the children who are to attempt the exam. The application submits that students are under a lot of stress mentally and emotionally due to the uncertainties and their views are to be given prime importance.

The application was filed through Advocates Asim Sarode and Ajinkya Udane. The application seeks direction from the court to the State Education Board to formulate a method of evaluating the students without conducting exams… Continue Reading...


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