R Subhash Reddy, Ashok bhushan, MR shah
R Subhash Reddy, Ashok bhushan, MR shah
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Supreme Court Three-Judge Bench Led by Justice Ashok Bhushan To Hear Challenge Against UGC Guidelines on July 27

Praneeth K vs Union of India, a plea by 31 students across Indian universities who have challenged the UGC guidelines for being arbitrary will be heard on Monday

Debayan Roy

A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court comprising of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy and MR Shah would be hearing a batch of petitions challenging the UGC Guidelines mandating universities across India to conduct their final year exams by September 30.

The lead petition in the case, Praneeth K & Ors vs Union of India, is a plea by 31 students across Indian universities who have challenged the guidelines for being arbitrary as it would compel students to appear in exams during the COVID-19 academic posing a risk to their health.

The plea has been filed through Advocate Anubha Srivastava Sahai.

There were also rumours of National Students Union of India filing another petition before the Delhi High Court. But speaking to Bar & Bench, NSUI Delhi President Akshay Lakra has confirmed that the petition filed in his name before the Delhi High Court, is the only petition. NSIU will not be filing any other petition challenging the UGC guidelines.

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