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SC adjourns plea by Ukraine returnee students to study in India to Sept 15

By Shefali Kohli -- September 05, 2022 4:26 pm -- Updated:September 05, 2022 4:26 pm

New Delhi [India], September 5: The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the hearing on a batch plea filed by Indian students who have been evacuated from Ukraine and seeking permission to continue medical studies in India.

A bench headed by justice Hemant Gupta listed the matter for September 15.

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The matter was adjourned after Solicitor General Tushar Mehta stated that he needs to take instruction on the matter.

The plea was filed by evacuated students, who have sought the urgent indulgence of this court in light of the extraordinary situation which has presented itself in the aftermath of the Russia-Ukraine war crisis which has gravely impeded their education of them. The unfortunate events in Ukraine have led to the evacuation of students and consequently, their education has inevitably come to a stand-still.

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One of the petitions was filed through advocate Ashwarya Sinha said the education of about 14,000 evacuated Indian students has come to a complete halt as their careers stand to be

“The unfortunate situation which has transpired in the present case is that the Petitioners are neither in a position to resume their education at their respective institutions in Ukraine nor permitted to continue their education at institutions in India under the present regulations," the petition said.

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The petition also sought to issue direction upon the Centre to issue necessary directions under Section 46 of the National Medical Commission Act, 2019; and an appropriate direction upon the respondents to provide adequate infrastructural/academic and financial support for the continuation of medical education of the evacuated Indian students from Ukraine.

-PTC News with ANI inputs

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