Board Exams 2021: The Supreme Court on Thursday, June 24 said that it will not permit Andhra Pradesh to conduct board exams for class 10 and 12 until it is convinced that the state is geared up to hold exams without any fatality. “One fatality and you will be responsible”: Supreme Court told Andhra Pradesh government representative.
Supreme Court said that observations made for Andhra Pradesh also apply to Kerala. Later, Justice Khanwilkar said that the matter will be taken up tomorrow afternoon and both Kerala and Andhra cases will be examined. Meanwhile, Justice Khanwilkar had declined the request from Kerala to hold the examination in September.
Here're the Supreme Court proceedings of Thursday in relation to AP and Kerala state board exam issues.
“If you (Andhra Pradesh) don’t submit the data then we may have to direct you to NOT conduct the examination. All states have canceled. Maharashtra, Kerala, and others too. Now there is a delta plus variant too,” stated Justice Khanwilkar.
Replying to Andhra Pradesh counsel the Supreme Court bench said, “You should have a decision and concrete plan. How can you play with lives of students”.
"Merely saying we want to take the exam is not enough. You’ve to take responsibility of students, staff, frontline workers. Where will you get these rooms, how will arrangements be done, hasn’t been stated. You have stated on affidavit without any backup to support them," the Supreme court added.
Sources: LiveLaw Twitter