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Students Go On Hunger Strike, Demand Postponement Of JEE,NEET Exams

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Recently, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has made it crystal clear that JEE Main exams will be conducted as per the schedule and there will be no delay of any kind. However, due to the current situation of a pandemic; students went on a hunger strike demanding postponement of the exam.

How Was The Issue Aggravated?

The protest came into accordance when Congress leader, Rahul Gandhi, said that the government in power should listen to the ‘Mann ki Baat’ of students and hear their grievances and should provide a satisfactory solution. 

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Hunger Strike

About The Protest

The ballad for postponing exams, including NEET 2020 and JEE Main, grew louder on Sunday with over 4,200 students who observed a day-long hunger strike.

Congress party demanded that the National Eligibility Test, NEET 2020 and Joint Entrance Examination, JEE Main exam should be deferred. Using the hashtag, ‘SATYAGRAHagainstExamInCovid’, many students also took this notion to Twitter for the government’s appeal. 

Various Issues That Students Are Facing

  • ‘There are no hotels or guesthouses that are open’ 
  • ‘Our centers are 200 to 250 kilometers away’
  • ‘How to write exams wearing a mask for straight 7-8 hours’
  • ‘I am JEE Main, IISER, DUET aspirant and also have to take other entrance exams’
  • ‘Allotted an exam center in Patna, which is also a Covid-19 Hotspot’

Listening to all these problems, a day after, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia appealed to the central government to cancel medical and engineering entrance exams JEE and NEET in view of COVID 19 situation. Adding to this, he also mentioned that there should be an alternative system for this year’s exams. Hopefully, most corrective measures will be taken.

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