Monday, March 6, 2017

Supreme Court issues notices to Centre, MCI over exclusion of Urdu in NEET

The Supreme Court on Friday issued notices to the central government and the Medical Council of India (MCI) seeking responses on why Urdu has not been included as a medium for NEET 2017 entrance exam. The apex court was hearing a petition filed by the Student Islamic Organisation (SIO).

Besides the Centre and MCI, the court also issued notices to Dental Council of India (DCI) and the CBSE and has decided to hear the matter again on March 10. "The decision to exclude Urdu was discriminatory, arbitrary, unreasonable and violative of Article 14 and 21 of the Constitution. We have complete faith on the SC and waiting for positive judgment in favour of the student community," said a representative from the SIO.

While the Centre has decided to hold NEET in 10 different languages on May 7, Urdu, as a medium has been excluded.