NEET seat allotted to Pakistani candidate upon court’s order: Rajasthan High Court

The High Court of Rajasthan, through learned judge, Justice Dinesh Mehta in the case of Sandeep Kumar v. Union of India and Others (S.B. Civil Writ Petition No. 7736/2021) allotted NEET Seat to Pakistani Candidate.

BRIEF FACTS OF THE CASE: The petitioner, a Pakistani national has moved the present writ petition, inter-alia, seeking direction to the Union of India to provide him long Term Visa. In 2017, the petitioner along with his family had come to India with valid passports and long-term visa. However after 2017, the visa was not extended and the request was still under consideration of the competent authority. In Aug 2021, the petitioner had approached the court for his NEET Application to be considered since he feared rejection of NEET application on the ground that he did not possess long-term visa. The court directed the Director of the NTA and the Convener, Rajasthan NEET UG Admission Board, Jaipur, to accept the application form of the petitioner. Thereupon the petitioner appeared for the exam and secured 80% marks.

FINDINGS OF THE COURT: Having regard to the facts and circumstances and considering that pursuant to interim order dated 03.08.2021 upon which petitioner had appeared in the NEET (UG) Examination and secured 80% marks, the court ordered the competent authority of the NEET to allot appropriate college to the petitioner, in accordance with his merit, ignoring the fact that the petitioner did not have long term Visa in his favour.


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