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Calcutta HC to Hear PIL Against WB Govt’s Decision to Ban Internet During Madhyamik Exams Tomorrow

Calcutta HC to listen to the case on March 10 (Representational Picture)

The petitioners declare that the explanations for suspending the web can’t be sustained in legislation.

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  • Final Up to date:March 09, 2022, 15:15 IST
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The Calcutta Excessive Courtroom will hear a plea filed in opposition to the state authorities over its resolution to ban web providers throughout madhyamik (class 10) board exams. The HC will likely be listening to the plea tomorrow. The state authorities is predicted to file its response to the petition.

The West Bengal Board had earlier stated that it determined to ban web providers in delicate areas to curb dishonest in board exams. These areas embrace Malda, Jalpaiguri, Birbhum, Darjeeling, Uttar Dinajpur, Murshidabad, and Coodhebhar.

The petitioners declare that the explanations for suspending the web can’t be sustained in legislation. Supreme Courtroom had in an earlier case (Nuradha Bhasin versus Union of India) had constitutionally protected medium of the web below Article 19 which is the precise to freedom of speech and expression.

The petition will likely be held by a bench of chief justice Prakash Shrivastava and Justice Rajasrshi Bharadwaj.

Even because the WBBSE had put a halt on web providers to curb dishonest, a doc was discovered floating on Whatsapp claiming to be a category 10 English board query paper. The board, nonetheless, denied that it was the query paper and referred to as it a ‘faux’ doc.

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