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Salman Khurshid asks SC to combine 6 CLAT writs • Nuals, HRD to be in court tomorrow

CLATaclysm 2018 continues...
CLATaclysm 2018 continues...

Senior advocate Salman Khurshid and advocate Anand Shankar Jha appeared in the Supreme Court for several Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018 candidates today in a challenge to its conduct and its results, and the court directed them to serve copies of the petition on CLAT 2018 convenor Nuals Kochi and on the ministry of human resource development (HRD).

Jha told us that Khurshid submitted before the court today that a total of six high court benches are already hearing challenges against the CLAT 2018 on the same issue, and that the Supreme Court may be inclined to transfer all those challenges to itself for a combined hearing.

Jha told us that the writ Disha Panchal & Ors vs Union of India filed by them before the SC yesterday, as first reported by Live Law, had six petitioners on affidavit at the time of its filing but there are several more petitioners behind the challenge.

The writ prays for quashing the CLAT 2018 and staying its results scheduled for 31 May, and to re-conduct the exam this year in addition to instituting a committee of experts to examine the error representations made to Nuals Kochi by the candidates.

The same relief was prayed for in the other six writs before various high courts this year including Rajasthan and Delhi which we have already reported on.

The next hearing in the SC is scheduled for tomorrow.

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