Protest threaten establishment: Students yet again on roads
With the growing rise in cases of COVID-19 conducting examinations is an unlikely decision which will be at the cost of lives.
Due to rising Covid-19 cases in the country, many students and parents were not satisfied with the announcement and demanded postponement of JEE Main and NEET 2020. The chorus for postponing JEE Main 2020 and NEET 2020 grew louder on Sunday, August 23, 2020, with over 4000 students observing a day-long hunger strike.
Modi led government is failing on all fronts. Conducting exams in these times is seen as antipathy of the current regime.It comes to no surprise when it cannot even fulfil the expectations of its students. The recent announcement of conducting JEE and NEET examination came as a fresh blow followed by the number of activities which have led people down in the past. This government looks as clueless as always when it pays no heed to future of the nation.
Supreme Court had scrapped a petition on Monday for the postponement of JEE and NEET.MCI also stated that NEET wouldn’t be postponed further so that the academic calendar doesn’t deviate even more. It filed an affidavit on Friday with Supreme Court.The National Testing Agency (NTA) has recently made it clear that it will conduct the JEE Main 2020 and NEET 2020 as per the schedule.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that the government should listen to the ‘Mann ki baat’ of students and should provide an acceptable solution. Many other political leaders of oppose the idea of government of conducting in NEET and JEE examinations.
Amid crisis West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also requested Centre to postpone the examinations. Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asking him to postpone JEE and NEET exams in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. Many other opposition leaders followed the track and urged Prime Minister to consider the health risk involved in conducting the examinations.
The leaders and common public had argued that conducting the exams would be dangerous amid an alarming increase in coronavirus cases in India.Congress leader Smt Sonia Gandhi have decided to convene agenda against govenrment regarding same.
The opposition Chief Ministers are expected to meet this afternoon to discuss a joint effort to pressure the government to postpone the exams at a time the country is battling a surge in virus cases.
Using the hashtag, SATYAGRAHagainstExamInCovid, many students also took to Twitter to appeal to the government to heed to their demands.The AISA(All India Students’ Association) lent solidarity to the demands of the students.Student dissent is also supported by the global youth icon and climate activist Greta Thunberg.
According to the latest report Home mininstry is thinking to push exam dates but education ministry denied same.