On Wednesday the Madurai bench of Madras high court has granted an interim stay on the declaration of the results of National eligibility cum entrance test till any further orders. For now it is sure that the results are not going to be announced before 7th of June. The medical examination in the country has become a controversial issue due to various reasons from two-three years. This time results are restrained from declaration on various grounds that the court has accepted to be reasonable.
It is claimed that the question papers were leaked. The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of the Rajasthan police had earlier arrested a gang involved in leaking this year’s NEET question paper. Now, a man alleged to be the kingpin of the racket from New Delhi.
The major reason behind the stay on results is the petition filed by a group of nine students seeking for a re conduct of NEET examination because of the variations in the question paper around the country. Justice M.V. Muralidaran granted the stay on the ground that different question papers set for the NEET held in 10 languages would lead to discrimination between students.
The students claim that it was a matter of shock when they subsequently discovered that the question paper of the most reputed exam of medicine in India was not uniform. This created discrimination among students and is claimed to be incapable of doing justice to the hard work and intelligence of the students all across the country. The petition lodged by the group of nine student further claims that the question paper in Tamil was comparatively much easier than that of English. Students of west Bengal, Maharashtra and Karnataka have also expressed their agitation over the issue of different question papers around the nation.
The students have argued, “One India, one question paper is a must in NEET. Otherwise, assessment of intelligence and aptitude will differ. Further, an uneven playing field would infringe the right to equal opportunity in education.”
As per the reports the petitioners have demanded that the NEET 2017 be cancelled and a fresh examination held with uniform question papers across the country.