After questions came out of the prescribed guidelines in CLAT, three CLAT 2012 aspirants Ujjwal Madan, Shubham Sinha and Osho Donnie Ashok had filed a Civil Writ Petition before the Delhi High Court against the Convenor, CLAT Committee, 2012, the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Bar Council of India and the Registrar, National Law University, Jodhpur.
Senior advocate Sandeep Sethi appearing for NLU Jodhpur told the court that the CLAT committee’s meeting was convened in Jodhpur to deliberate on the petitioners’ grievances, and the committee intended to take a decision soon. The judge said that since the committee which disputed the contention that some of the questions were out of syllabus, was nevertheless deliberating on the grievances, the court should not interfere in ‘a technical matter in the academic field’.
Now all hopes rest with Allahabad High Court that shall hear the second petition today that was filed by one Tanaya Thakur challenging the CLAT 2012 examination. “The Delhi High Court order has been passed and the petition is dismissed. If the petitioners challenge back, there is a minute chance that they might get an order in their favor. But their appeal now should be for a permanent CLAT body, and not anything regarding CLAT 2012. On the other hand, the second petition hearing will start today. There is a possibility of an interim order coming out today. In that case, the whole result that has been declared today will be under the scanner and the admission process will be stalled. But the chances are very rare,” opined Raghul Sudheesh, associate editor of the legal website Bar & Bench in a conversation with GyanCentral.
So what can be done now? “Stalling the process will put the student community in a very difficult position. The best thing that they can do now is concentrate on creating a permanent CLAT body that can wholly manage the admission process of the law schools in India,” he said.
The results for CLAT 2012 has already been declared today. Will the petitioners of the first civil writ petition challenge back? What would be the outcome of the second petition? Students await what would be the fate of CLAT 2012 legal recourse, even as results are declared.
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