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Ukraine returned medical students

Centre told on Thursday that the Supreme Court has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court on a batch of pleas filed by Indian students who have been evacuated from Ukraine and seek permission to continue medical study in India.

The Supreme Court bench headed by justice Hemant Gupta listed the matter for September 16 for further hearing. The unfortunate events in Ukraine have led to the evacuation of students and consequently, their education has inevitably come to a stand-still.

One of the petitions was filed through advocate Ashwarya Sinha, who said that the education of about 14,000 evacuated Indian students have come to a complete halt as their careers stand to be irreparably jeopardized and their fundamental rights protected under Articles 14, 19, and 21 of the Constitution of India have become illusory.

The petition said that the situation which has transpired in the present case is that the Petitioners are neither in a position to resume their education at their respective institutions in Ukraine nor permitted to continue their education at institutions in India under the present regulations.

The petitioners have sought to issue an appropriate direction under Section 45 of the National Medical Commission Act, 2019 upon the NMC to frame guidelines and SOPs for the migration of Indian medical students who have been evacuated from Ukraine to Indian Medical Colleges as a one-time measure in the equivalent academic year.

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