Supreme Court order on NEET: What Syed Ali Shah Geelani has to say
The SC has rejected pleas of state governments and minority institutions to allow them to hold separate entrance exams for MBBS and BDS courses.
Srinagar: Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani has expressed unhappiness over Supreme Court order on National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET).
The Hurriyat hardliner said the apex court cannot ignore the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.
Geelani was very critical of top court's view. He said J&K has it sown Constitution and the court order has neglected the special status and the sensitivity towards the state.
The Hurriyat hawk's reaction comes a day after, the Supreme Court on Monday rejected pleas of state governments and minority institutions to allow them to hold separate entrance exams for MBBS and BDS courses for the academic year 2016-17 saying only NEET provides for conducting such test for admission to these courses.
The apex court put to rest all confusion by refusing to modify its April 28 order by which it had allowed Centre and CBSE to conduct a single common entrance test for admission to MBBS and BDS courses through NEET.
The top court had approved the schedule put before it by the Centre, CBSE and Medical Medical Council of India (MCI) for treating All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) fixed for May 1 as NEET-1. Those who have not applied for AIPMT will be given opportunity to appear in NEET-II on July 24 and the combined result would be declared on August 17 so that the admission process can be completed by September 30.
Around 6.5 lakh students took up the NEET-I test held on May 1.