Center Files Affidavit in SC on Plea from Ukraine Returned Medical Students Requesting Permission to Continue Studying in India

NEW DELHI: The Center on Thursday told the High Council that it has filed an affidavit to the Supreme Court on a series of pleas filed by Indian students who have been evacuated from Ukraine seeking permission to continue medical study in India.
The Supreme Court of Justice headed by Judge Hemant Gupta has listed the case for further hearing for September 16.
The plea was filed by evacuated students, who have sought the urgent leniency of this court in light of the extraordinary situation that has arisen in the wake of the Russia-Ukraine war crisis that has severely hampered their education.
The unfortunate events in Ukraine have led to the evacuation of students and as a result their education has inevitably come to a halt.
One of the petitions was filed by lawyer Ashwarya Sinha, who said the education of about 14,000 evacuated Indian students has come to a complete standstill as their careers are irreparably jeopardized and their fundamental rights are protected under Articles 14, 19 and 21 of the Act. The Constitution of India has become an illusion.
The lawyer also said the evacuated students, including the petitioners herein, are going through immense mental hardship and torment as their entire career hangs in ambiguity and their education has come to a virtual standstill since February 2022, with no foreseeable restoration of peace in the war-torn state. torn country.
“The unfortunate situation that has arisen in the present case is that the petitioners are not in a position to resume their education at their respective institutions in Ukraine, nor to continue their education at institutions in India under the current regulations” the petition said.
Therefore, the petitioners have also sought to provide appropriate instruction under Article 45 of the National Medical Commission Act2019, at the NMC to prepare guidelines and SOPs for the migration of Indian medical students evacuated from Ukraine to Indian Medical Colleges as a one-off measure in the corresponding academic year.
The petition was also intended to instruct the Center to issue necessary instructions under Section 46 of the National Medical Commission Act, 2019; and appropriate instruction to the respondents to provide adequate infrastructural/academic and financial support for the continuation of the medical education of the evacuated Indian students from Ukraine.
The petition was also intended to provide guidelines by exercising the power conferred under Article 142 of the Constitution of India in light of the extraordinary situation resulting from the ongoing war in Ukraine for the protection of the interests of the evacuees. students and their migration to Indian medical colleges. (ANI)

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