A petition filed by Advocate Abdulla Mannan Khan in the Karnataka High Court challenges the decision to conduct COMEDK test by Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (COMEDK) on August 19.
The petitioner argued that the decision to be ‘Manufactured Havoc For Students’ as this time when everyone is fighting against the pandemic, the decision to hold the exam is like inviting the danger.
The petitioner argued that there is no emergency as such to conduct the examination as it does not have any effect on the student’s academic future. And, since, India’s COVID-19 cases range upto almost 21,70,688 cumulatively with an addition of almost 40,000 cases per day (Karnataka alone records 1,78,087cases with Almost 3198 deaths and with daily addition of almost 4000 new cases), it is not safe to conduct an exam for 70K-80k students as it’s a threat to their life.
The petitioner further contends that due to the dangerous pandemic the National testing agency has already postponed the national level entrance tests like JEE, NEET, AIBE, CLAT. He also contends that recently when KCET was held there was a failure in maintaining social distancing norms.
The prayer states, “It is submitted that Article 21 of the Constitution of India ensure one’s right to life which also includes to protect one self, and also government itself if asking the individuals to stay home unless it is very important and this COMEDK is a Manufactured Event for the Student to them in a havoc.”