Taking note of the
SIO’s ( Student Islamic Organisation) petition for inclusion of Urdu as a medium for *NEET 2017*, a common entrance test for admissions in MBBS and BDS courses across the country, today Supreme Court has issued notices to Central government and Medical Council of India (MCI) to put their say on the issue.
Press release issued by Mohammed Ali (SIO pres.south Maharashtra)
It added that the next hearing will be on 10th March .A bench comprising Justice forKurian Joseph and Justice R Banumathi.
The bench also noted the submission that MCI was open to include any language as a medium of National Eligibility-cum- Entrance Test (NEET) if a request was made to it by states concerned.
Besides the Centre and MCI, the court also issued notices to Dental Council of India (DCI) and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and fixed the plea for further heating.
Advocate Ravinder S Garia on behalf of SIO informed the court that Maharashtra and Telangana have already,said press release.
Mohammed Ali informed Millattimes.com that,
In terms of number of people speaking a language Urdu ranks Sixth in India as the per the Census report. Also, Urdu is one the languages listed in Schedule VIII of the Indian Constitution. A large number of students study science in Urdu Medium for their Eleventh and 12th Class Exams. N.C.E.R.T text books for Eleventh and 12th class are available in Urdu, when such text books are not available in several other languages such as Kannada.
He further said, The seventh most spoken language Gujarati, Eighth most spoken language Kannada, Tenth most spoken Language Oriya and Twelfth most spoken language Assamese have been given as options of medium for appearing in the said Entrance Exam but Urdu which is at the sixth rank has been excluded.
Press note further said,Earlier, the apex court had refused to give urgent hearing to the petition, filed through lawyers Parvez Dabas and Ravindra S Garia, alleging that exclusion of Urdu as one of the languages in NEET exam to be held on May 7 was “arbitrary and violative of Article 14 and 21 of the Constitution”.
During conservation with this news portal Ali told that We have complete faith in SC and we are waiting for favourable judgment .