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56 medical students move Supreme Court against calls for re-NEET

Nearly 65 Gujarat-based medical students moved the Supreme Court opposing the calls for re-NEET and cancelling the results of the NEET-UG 2024 examination. They have sought for the continuation of the medical admission based on the present results, excluding those who have adopted unfair means in the examination.

The plea has also urged the Supreme Court to issue a writ of mandamus to the National Testing Agency (NTA) restraining them from cancelling the NEET-UG 2024 exams considering the hard work and time put in by the students to clear the examination.

It further submitted that allowing re-NEET would be unreasonable for those students who have qualified for the exam through fair and honest means and would violate their fundamental rights under Articles 14 and 21A.

The plea also urged the top court to direct the NTA not to re-conduct NEET-UG 2024 held on May 5, 2024 as that would not only be unreasonable and harsh for honest and hardworking students but also would lead to the infringement of the Right to Education and hence violative of Article 14 of the Constitution of India 1950.

The plea also stressed how the constant media coverage over the calls of re-NEET has created much anxiety and duress amongst the medical students who have qualified for the exam with their hard work.

Furthermore, the plea also sought to identify those candidates and centres who have employed unfair means and malpractices to get higher ranks. The petitioner urged the top court to issue a Writ of Mandamus or any other appropriate Writ, Order or direction, directing the NTA to restrain from cancelling the NEET-UG 2024 examination held on May 05, 2024 and the result thereof dated June 4, 2024.

The plea further asked the Supreme Court to issue directions to NTA to investigate and identify those students who have adopted unfair means or persons who have indulged themselves in the illegal activity of paper leakage, impersonation or any other activity of fraudulent nature and take strict actions against all those persons.