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Plea filed in the Supreme Court to allow Ukraine-returned medical students to continue their education in India

A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking directions on the question of admission and continuation of studies in the nation for Indian medical students who were recently evacuated from war-torn Ukraine. The petition also asked the Centre to give a medical subject equivalency orientation programme in order for them to be admitted to the Indian curriculum. According to the writ suit filed by counsel Rana Sandeep Bussa and others, their writ petition seeks to invoke the most important basic right protected by Article 21 – the protection of life and personal liberty.

Since the outbreak of war between Russia and Ukraine and the return of students from Ukraine, multiple petitions have been filed in high courts and the Supreme Court, requesting that the Centre direct the Centre to allow Indian medical students who have returned from Ukraine to continue their studies in domestic colleges.

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Pravasi Legal Cell has also petitioned the Delhi High Court for a directive to the Centre in this respect. According to the plea filed in the Supreme Court, the Union government has done an excellent job of relocating Indian students, but they are being denied their fundamental right to an education.

It stated that the government must intervene to ensure the essential integration of foreign medical students into the Indian medical curriculum.

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The National Medical Commission, according to the petition, has enabled international medical graduates to complete their internships in India owing to the current conflict between Ukraine and Russia.

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