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Update: CLAT to respond to challenge by 18 June | CLAT taker files legal challenge, seeks fresh exam and halt to counselling

Update 10 June: Notice was served this morning on the CLAT secretariat, which is to respond by 18 June. Agarwal said that there was no stay on the counselling, though the prayer for the suit was for the CLAT result to be "withdrawn completely" so there was still scope for the court to intervene.

A Common Law Admissions Test (CLAT) taker has filed a petition to stay the CLAT counselling process and to hold a new exam not marred by the ongoing controversy surrounding the recently republished results.

Advocate Pulkit Agarwal said that he and Siddharth Jain had filed a petition before the Karkardooma vacation bench of the Delhi district court on behalf of Tahini Bhushan, the sister of a CLAT applicant, which is scheduled to be heard tomorrow at 10 am.

The petition seeks an "ex-parte ad-interim order restraining the defendant No. 1 [the CLAT committee] from conducting the counseling of CLAT as per the revised result of CLAT declared on 06th June, 2014" and that a "fresh CLAT needs to be conducted on immediate basis and the result declared by defendant no. 1 containing discrepancies must not be allowed to determine the future of 33,000 candidates".

The petition claims that apparent errors in the CLAT and an alleged continuing mix up in the answer sheets of candidates required the court to take action: "That the defendant no. 1 have not been able to conduct the CLAT 2014 flawlessly. A lot of discrepancies pertain with regards to the result and the revised result declared by the defendant no. 1 on 06th June, 2014 still appears to be faulty prima facie. The clarity and transparency is absent."

Full petition copy

More background on the CLAT 2014 controversy

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