The Supreme court refused to hear the plea of Students of Islamic Organization to include URDU as one of the languages of conducting NEET exam. The exam now is scheduled to be held on May for admissions to the undergraduate courses.
The students of Islamic Organization earlier decided to approach Supreme Court because Urdu, which earlier was supposed to one of the languages for conducting NEET paper was mentioned in the notification of NEET. But, the court refused to hear the matter filed by the students of Islamic organization.NEET earlier was supposed to be conducted in eight different languages and now have two more additional languages- Oriya and Kannada.
According to the reports, Mohammad Ali Sheikh, a senior associate of SIO of India said," the government's move is unjust to exclude Urdu language from NEET-UG 2017."
The petition regarding the age criteria was also filed and will be heard by the apex court. The plea demands to take back the criteria set for the age as it will left thousands of students ineligible for applying to the exam. The matter was termed as urgent by the Supreme Court and Feb 17 and asked MCI to file their counter reply by Feb 23.