A section of students of class 10 and 12 in Assam have moved the Supreme Court seeking cancellation of board examinations.
Relief has been sought through an application seeking intervention and direction in the writ petition filed earlier before the Supreme Court for cancellation of state board examinations.
The application has stated that that the positivity rate in Assam on July 1 would have no relevance in mid-July-August, when the examinations are proposed to be conducted.
“Positivity rate data is very dynamic in nature which has the potential to increase or decrease exponentially with the span of 24 hours,” the application stated.
The applicants have argued that to ensure safety of physical as well as mental health of the students and to secure equality among the students of various boards, it is just, reasonable and equitable that the State board exams in Assam are cancelled.
“Classification sought to be made in present case between CBSE, CISE and other State Board Students on one hand and the students of Assam SEBA and AHSEC board students on the other is prima facie irrational, unreasonable and is bad in law on the ground of violation of the basic feature of our Constitution, namely, the principles of equality enshrined under Article 14 of the Constitution,” the application added.
Earlier, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had said that the State Government is committed to hold the board exams of class 10 and 12 in the State.