Medical Entrance Test: Supreme Court Admits J&K Petition, Hearing On Tuesday

Students writing BOPEE held CET in a Srinagar college in this KL file Image.
Students writing BOPEE held CET in a Srinagar college in this KL file Image.

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SRINAGAR

The Supreme Court has admitted a J&K review petition seeking exemption from the all India test for entry into medical colleges in India. The petition is slated to be heard on Tuesday, State’s Law Commissioner M Ashraf told Kashmir Life.

Giving details the top officers said that the state government has hired two senior lawyers including a former solicitor general of India to plead its case. The petition has pleaded before the bench for an early hearing given the urgency of the matter.

J&K government has invoked special constitutional status to seek exemption from the earlier direction of the Supreme Court. It has also listed all earlier similar court directions in which J&K has been exempted.

Phase-I of the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) has already taken place on May 1. All other remaining states and colleges that were not part of the AIPMT will have to undergo the test in July, as per the Supreme Court directions. However, state government’s BOPEE is already in the process of conducting the yearly examination.

“We are here in Delhi,” Ashraf said. “Advocate General and BOPEE chairman are also accompanying me.” He said Tuesday will be crucial in understanding how the top court of the country will take care of the sensitivities of the J&K state.

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