SC dismissed the plea seeking the postponement of CLAT 2021

The Supreme Court dismissed, today, a plea which seeks to postpone the CLAT 2021 which is scheduled to be held on July 23.

The division bench of Justices Nageswara Rao and Aniruddha Bose has also directed that the conducting authority shouldn’t force students to take vaccinations and all the norms related to COVID-19 must be adhered to.

The bench stated while dismissing the plea that it’s being contended by the petitioner that it’ll be difficult for those who resides in the area where there is lockdown but we can assure that all the norms must be followed and doesn’t deem it necessary to postpone it.

The bench also stated that, “A notice was issued by Consortium of NLU’s on 14 June by which date of CLAT for both UG and PG exams was fixed on 23rd July. According to notification, the exam would be a pen and paper conducted at Centres with Covid safety protocols. The candidates were advised to get themselves vaccinated. Thereafter 30th June notification updated the test Centre.”

The Bench added “Petitioners have challenged 14th June notification. Petitioner counsels have submitted that its necessary that certain precautions are taken to protect health. Its been submitted that its impossible for students to get vaccinated as most are below 18 years of age.”

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