'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 A M 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 will have to give very good reasons to hold Class 12 board examinations. If there is any fatality, we will hold the state responsible,' the bench told counsel for Andhra Pradesh.
At the outset, advocate Mahfooz Nazki, appearing for the state, said the government has till now decided to hold the examination but the final decision will be taken in the first week of July.
The bench sought to know as to why the state was creating uncertainty in the minds of students by delaying the final decision for the first week of July.
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