Will the wait of 24 lakh students end? Big hearing in Supreme Court on NEET-UG case today

There is a hearing in the Supreme Court today on the NEET UG controversy.

The ongoing controversy over the NEET UG exam will be heard in the Supreme Court today. About 24 lakh students are waiting for the court's decision. The CBI has already started investigating the allegations in this case and has also made some arrests in this case after taking over the investigation on June 23.

38 petitions have reached the Supreme Court in the NEET paper leak case. Most of those petitions demand the cancellation of the NEET UG exam. A bench headed by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud will hear those petitions today. The central government had opposed the cancellation of the NEET-UG exam in an affidavit filed in the Supreme Court on Friday. The central government had said in its affidavit that the cancellation of the exam would harm lakhs of students who had given the exam honestly.

The central government has said in its affidavit that after the NEET exam, some irregularities, fraud and cheating cases have allegedly come to light. Due to these, the CBI has been directed to investigate the matter. In such a situation, when such facts have not yet come to light which indicate that there has been large-scale irregularity or cheating across the country, it would not be right to cancel the entire exam.

The CBI has already started investigating the allegations and has also made some arrests in this case after taking over the investigation on June 23. After the controversy over the rigging of the NEET exam escalated, the central government formed a high level committee. It also includes Dr. K. Radhakrishnan, former chairman of ISRO and chairman of the Board of Governors of IIT Kanpur.

Counselling has been postponed

The NTA conducted the exam on May 5 and the results were declared on June 6. Counselling for NEET UG 2024 was scheduled to begin on July 6 ahead of the hearing scheduled on July 8, but authorities have postponed the counselling till the end of the month awaiting the outcome of the Supreme Court hearing. A new date has not been announced yet.

Students protest against NEET scam

Before the hearing in the Supreme Court, on Sunday, students demonstrated at Jantar Mantar in Delhi and demanded the dismissal of NTA. Many organizations including AISA, AIDSO and KYS protested at Jantar Mantar. Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union President Dhananjay said that we hope that the Supreme Court will take into account the criminal structure of the NTA's examination process and demand real responsibility from the Education Minister. NEET exam should be held again and NTA should be abolished. Apart from this, the students have demanded the resignation of the Education Minister.