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Petition in SC by Aaditya Thackeray against UGC’s Decision on Final Year Exams

Lawstreet Journal 22 Jul 2020 5:06pm

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Maharashtra Cabinet Minister and Yuva Sena Chief Aaditya Thackeray approached the Supreme Court of India on Saturday, 18th July 2020, against the center’s decisions to conduct final year exams for colleges and universities in September 2020, after they were postponed from earlier this year due to coronavirus outbreak and lockdown. 

The petition was filed by Yuva Sena which is the youth wing of Maharashtra’s Shiv Sena. Varun Sardesai, the Secretary of the Yuva Sena, stated, “We wrote letters to the UGC, the HRD ministry requesting them to not hold exams and rethink the decision. But we didn't receive any response. And then lakhs of students approached us from all across the country and then, based on the guidance of Aaditya Thackeray, we filed a writ petition” 


Aaditya Thackeray tweeted, “We believe academic excellence cannot be judged by one exam... if students still feel the need to appear for an examination, they voluntarily may do so post-COVID- 19.” The Yuva Sena also claimed in its statement that the central government is “not considering the physical and mental health, anxiety and safety of students across the country” in allowing the exams to take place. Statement by Yuva Sena stated, “COVID-19 is a national disaster, in view of which the UGC should have canceled final year exams... however, it seems the UGC has not understood the full extent of dilemma the country is facing.” 

Noting that the difficulties included the possibility of COVID-19 transmission as students and exam supervisors move to and from exam… Continue Reading...

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