DELHI HIGH COURT DIRECTS BAR COUNCIL OF INDIA TO CONDUCT CLAT IN LOCAL LANGUAGES

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DELHI HIGH COURT DIRECTS BAR COUNCIL OF INDIA TO CONDUCT CLAT IN LOCAL LANGUAGES

-Aakanksha Bhatia

The Delhi high court has directed the bar council of India to consider the plea conducting of common law admission test (CLAT) in local languages.

The single bench of Justice Najmi Waziri asked the BCI to consider the present petition as a representation, and take a decision within three weeks and convey the same to the Petitioner.

The petitioner was preferred by a CLAT aspirant and an unregistered forum of parents and students who want the CLAT Exam to be conducted in the Hindi language.

The petition was filed by Mr. Pratham Kaushik, the petition sought the court’s direction for conducting the examination of 2020 in local languages. In addition to this, the petitioner also sought the court’s direction to the respondents to conduct all the future examinations of CLAT in local languages.

The petitioner argued that CLAT’s objective of providing “highest standards of legal education” and disseminating “learning and knowledge of the law and legal processes” could not be accomplished without including local languages for writing the entrance examination, as well as for imparting legal education and the petitioner also pointed out that all the students had the equal right to participate in a competitive exam and receive education from the prestigious national law universities of the government.

The petitioner also argued that the district courts functioned in the local vernacular and several medical and engineering entrances were also conducted in vernacular languages.

 

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