Shiv Sena’s youth wing, Yuva Sena’s, has asked the Supreme Court to cancel the final exams of universities in different states because of the COVID-19 crisis.
Yuva Sena secretary Varun Sardesai informed PTI that the petition he submitted had been approved on Saturday.
Yuva Sena has demanded that all states be given the right to make an appropriate decision based on the current situation in their respective areas.
The youth wing is headed by Aaditya Thackeray, who holds environmental and tourism portfolios in the state government led by Shiv Sena.
The state government has already canceled the final exams for professional and non-professional courses.
“The number of COVID-19 cases has increased steadily and the virus curve has not flattened out. Many states and cities were blocked again. Even the WHO said that large gatherings should not be held, ”said Sardesai.
In addition to Maharashtra, seven other states have canceled exams for last year, he said.
Regarding the University Grant Commission (UGC) circular requesting states to take the exams for the past year, Sardesai said this was due to concerns about the spread of infections in states like Maharashtra with 10 lakh students impossible.
Maharashtra has 2,92,589 coronvirus positive cases, including 99,164 in Mumbai (as of July 17).
Sardesai said Yuva Sena had received requests from many students across the country to take care of the matter (to cancel the exams).
He claimed that Yuva Sena had received more than two Lakh signatures to request that exams be canceled during an online campaign.
“Yuva Sena, led by Aaditya Thackeray, wrote letters to the UGC and Union Department of Human Resources to highlight the issue, but received no response,” he added.