Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Tuesday expressed disappointment over Supreme Court’s decision turning down a plea of JK government, to hold separate entrance exam for medical courses.
Dismayed by the decision, President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement said that National Eligibility- cum- Entrance Test (NEET) cannot be imposed on JK as the state enjoys special status unlike any other state, by virtue of Article 370 and 35A of constitution of India.
“While education was brought in the concurrent list in other states by parliament in late 1970s, it continues to be in the state list in JK,” Dr Nisar said.
In view of special status, Dr Nisar said JK continues to have separate reservation policy for admissions in professional institutions and amendments in article 16 of the constitution of India were not extended to JK.
“This is a chilling verdict and an attempt to erode the autonomous character of the state,” he said.
2015 Kashmir Despatch