NEET counselling: Deadline extended till Sept 7 for Punjab, Haryana
After both states missed the August 31 deadline to conclude the counselling for admission to MBBS and BDS as per the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) 2017, the Supreme Court on Saturday announced an extension for Punjab and Haryana till September 7. The deadline was missed as, owing to curfew and violence in the states after conviction of Sirsa (Haryana)-based Dera Sacha Sauda Gurmeet Singh Ram Rahim in a rape case on August 25. Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS), Faridkot, had postponed the counselling for Punjab. KK Venugopal, attorney general for the state in the SC, submitted, “Due to law and order problem and other disturbances, counselling could not be held. Students of Punjab and Haryana are affected by the said situation.” The same argument was advanced by Alok Sangwan, additional advocate general for Haryana.