Allow Indian students returning to Ukraine to continue their medical studies in India: PIL before the Supreme Court
A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition has been filed with the Supreme Court asking for specific directions or directions regarding the admission and continuation of their medical course in India for Indian students who were studying in Ukraine and have been moved from their medical universities.
The petition filed by lawyers Rana Sandeep Busa and Dr. Neetu Naidu states that the government needs one hour to intervene and ensure the necessary integration of foreign medical students into the Indian medical curriculum.
Plea attorneys also sought relief for provide an orientation program on equivalency of medical subjects for admission into the Indian program.
“It should be taken into account that the National Medical Commission has allowed foreign medical graduates to complete their internship in India due to the ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia, so in this context the government should take into account of the plight of medical students who were forced to flee for their lives, leaving behind their medical training in the meantime and returned to India because of the ongoing war,” indicates the petition.
The petitioners have asserted in the petition that the government must consider their plight they are facing especially due to the lack of prospects available for them in the near future to go back, study and complete their training course medical.
“Even private institutions like the MIT group of institutions in Maharashtra have come forward to offer places for Indian medical students returning from a war-torn country, Ukraine,” the petition reads.
“The abrupt halt to their education affects the basic rights of nearly 20,000 Indian medical students, particularly the right to life and the right to equality. Once the students return to India, their prospects are bleak In this dire situation, it is the duty of the central government and the state to come forward and reach out to the students and their families,” the plea also states.
The petition was filed through Lawyer Shashibhushan P Adgaonkar.
Case title: Rana Sandeep Bussa & Anr vs. UOI & Anr