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Breaking: PILs filed in Karnataka HC challenging conduct of Karnataka CET amid COVID-19
One of the PILs states that the decision taken by KEA to conduct exams is against the expert decision of the MHA, which seeks to reopen certain activities in a phased manner.
Three Public Interest Litigations (PILs) have been filed before the Karnataka High Court challenging the decision of the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) to conduct the Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) amid the COVID-19 pandemic [Eric E Steaphens and ors v. State of Karnataka] and [Pradeep Kumar vs State of Karnataka].
The first plea, filed by National Students Union of India (NSUI), states that though the KEA had issued a notification on March 30 to postpone the KCET exam indefinitely owing to the nationwide lockdown, on May 13, it had issued a revised notification for conducting KCET on July 30 and 31.
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