The Supreme Court on Sunday in a special hearing denied the plea filed by Maghli Devi, mother of the class X student to cancel the exam and refused to interfere with the class X board exam to be conducted by the Rajasthan Government. The remaining exams of class X students of the Rajasthan State Board will be held as scheduled on 29 and 30 June.
At a special sitting held late evening on Sunday, which begin at 6:30 PM through video conferencing, a 3-judge bench of the top court of Justices A M Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna dismissed the plea filed by Maghi Devi, who moved the court on June 27 seeking urgent relief since exams are scheduled to commence from Monday.
The same three-judge bench Last week, paved the way for cancellation of remaining CBSE and ICSE examinations given the coronavirus threat.
The plea filed by the parent contended that the decision of the state government to conduct the exam was erroneous adding that it deserves to be set aside, because of the covid-19 situation in the state, as indeed in rest of the country. She also pointed out that earlier Supreme Court has passed the direction not to conduct CBSE and ICSE examination for class X and XII by order dated June 26, 2020.
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The plea also argued that if exams are held more than 12 lakh students, who will appear for the exams will get expose to coronavirus.
The petitioner also argued that 120 schools which are designated examination centers were used to quarantine people for Labour in transit.
The petitioner also approached the Rajasthan high court against the decision and Rajasthan High Court too dismissed the plea and gave green signal to RBSE for holding the remaining examination in strict compliance with the instructions of the central and state government, and then the order Of the Rajasthan High Court was challenged in the Supreme Court.
The bench further observed that the petitioner has approached the court at the last moment the state government has taken necessary precautionary measures and no new coronavirus case has been reported examination halls so far.
The court also refused to intervene in the matter in view that they have also recently passed the judgment for the Karnataka board exams, where it has quashed the plea seeking the cancellation of exams in the state. Also, the petitioner has not pointed out any major inconvenience.
The exams will go ahead as planned on 29 and 30th July 2020.