“If there is any fatality, we will hold the state responsible,” the Supreme Court told the Andhra Pradesh government on Tuesday on being informed of its decision to hold Class 12 board examination.
A bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari was informed that Andhra Pradesh and Kerala are the only two states which have till now decided to hold the Class 12 board examination.
“You can’t keep everything uncertain. Remember, if there is even one fatality, we will make the state responsible,” the bench told counsel for Andhra Pradesh.
Advocate Mahfooz Nazki, appearing for the AP government, submitted that the state wants to go ahead with physical examination for Class 12 students and added that final decision on it has been deferred till July 1. “We feel we will be able to conduct the examination,” he said.
To this, the bench said: “What if you were unable to conduct the examination in July, and why it is not possible for the AP government to take decision…