Tuesday, April 18, 2017

NEET in Urdu: Govt says not biased against Muslims

NEW DELHI: The Centre has refuted the allegations before the Supreme Courtthat it left Urdu as a medium for the common entrance test for admission to MBBS courses (NEET) because of its alleged "prejudice and bias" against Muslims and said that there was no consideration of "religion or communal issues" while taking the decision.
In an affidavit filed in the apex court, the ministry of health and family welfare said the Centre took the decision to allow students to take the exam in one of the ten language — Hindi, English, Gujarati, Marathi, Odiya, Bengali, Tamil, Telegu, Kannada and Assamese — after holding consultations with various state governments.

It said the proposal to include Urdu as a language to take NEET was made to the Centre after the decision was taken.