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CLAT to go ahead on 28 September, Chhattisgarh-Raipur lockdown being managed

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) exam to be held on 28 September 2020 would go ahead as scheduled despite the lockdown in Chhattisgarh and its capital Raipur.

Raipur, which is host to the national law school HNLU Raipur, is one of 10 districts in the state that have been locked down to curtail the spread of the Coronavirus.

The measures are set to end by 28 September, the day of the CLAT, which will be held in more than 200 physical test centres across the country.

CLAT convenor Prof Balraj Chauhan commented about Chhattisgarh: “It is a lockdown but no restrictions on transport. We have written to the government and asked to CJ [chief justice] also to look into the matter.

“Admit card will be allowed as E-Pass.”

Previous surprise lockdowns in states had been responsible for prior delays, notably West Bengal’s and Bihar’s decisions that had last month pushed the CLAT from 7 to 28 September.

The Pioneer had also reported that the Raipur district collector had told the paper that “admit cards” to examinations (presumably including the CLAT) would be considered so-called e-passes, exempting them from movement restrictions during lockdown.

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