Kerala High Court Dismisses Plea Challenging State's Decision to Conduct Board Exams from Today

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A petition which challenged the state government's decision for conducting Kerala SSLC and DHSE +1,+2 exams from May 26 amid the ongoing pandemic has been dismissed. The petition was filed by PS Anil, a native of Thodupuzha in Idukki district.

"It is not a complete shutdown, the state government informed the court that they are conducting the exams with the necessary precautions," the court said. Furthermore, A division bench headed by Chief Justice S Manikumar said that necessary activities should be undertaken during the lockdown.

The examinations of the 10th standard and 12th standard students which were postponed due to the COVID-19 lockdown are set to commence from May 26.

“In order to safeguard the health of students, separate seating arrangements have been made for students arriving from containment zones and for students whose family members are under home quarantine,”said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

Special arrangements will be made for the students who will arrive from other states for the examination. Furthermore, those students will also have to undergo a 14 day quarantine.

Candidates appearing for the exam must read the guidelines issued by the Government. Moreover, masks will be provided to every student and all the students and teachers will have to wear masks and gloves.