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Pleas challenging UGC Guidelines to hold final year university exams amid COVID-19: Supreme Court to take up matter after two days

Justice Rao stated that another Bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan would take up the matter after two days.

Debayan Roy

The Supreme Court today said that it would take up after two days the petitions challenging the University Grants Commission (UGC) guidelines to hold final year university exams amid the COVID-19 pandemic (Praneeth K & Ors vs UOI).

The plea filed by 31 students from across India seeking the cancellation of final year university exams was listed today before a two-Judge Bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and Hemant Gupta.

 L Nageswara Rao and Hemant Gupta
L Nageswara Rao and Hemant Gupta

However, Justice Rao stated that another Bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan would take up the matter after two days.

This, after Solicitor General Tushar Mehta pointed out that a similar plea seeking cancellation of final year university exams was heard and dismissed by Justice Bhushan.

The matter referred to by SG Mehta - National Student Union v. Union of India - was disposed of today by the Bench of Justices Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy, and MR Shah.

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