The changes brought in the age limit for the NEET exam and number of attempts has been highly contested ever since the government notified about them. The matter is also up for hearing in the Supreme Court of the country.
Now, the Supreme Court has also agreed to hear a plea saying that since the Urdu language is excluded from the paper, it takes away the right to life for the many Urdu students looking to make a career in healthcare sector in the country.
The application in this regard was submitted to the apex court on February 24th by the SIO (Students Islamic Organization). The organization seeks to include NEET as one of the languages of the examination.
As per the organization, "Urdu should be added as a language or as a medium in the NEET. SIO feels that exclusion of Urdu as medium is highly detrimental to students across the country who received their secondary and higher secondary education in Urdu language. They are suddenly confronted with having to either appear in a language which they did not undertake their secondary education in or not appear at all."
According to the official notification as released by the CBSE, this year’s NEET paper would be printed in as many as 10 languages, viz. Hindi, English, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya and Kannada. The exam is scheduled to take place on 7th May.