Delhi High Court asks Bar Council of India to Clarify if it is Giving CLAT in Vernacular Languages

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Delhi High Court asks Bar Council of India to Clarify if it is Giving CLAT in Vernacular Languages

The Delhi High Court has asked the Bar Council of India (BCI) to respond to a petition filed by two students who want the Common Law Admission Test to be given in vernacular languages.

As of now, CLAT 2020 is due to be given in English in September.

If the decision comes in favour of vernacular languages, students who have completed their education in their native language will be benefitted.

Justice Najmi Waziri directed the BCI to take up a call in three weeks’ time and inform the petitioners who have argued that under Article 343, Hindi is recognized as the national language of India, and giving priority to English is unjust.

The CLAT is a national law entrance examination which is held by the Consortium of National Law Universities across the country. Every year, law aspirants take the examination in English, including those who have completed their education in vernacular languages. These candidates find it difficult to write the examination in English.