People from all over the country seeking a postponement of JEE, NEET and other exams amid the COVID19 cases. NSUI activists are on indefinite hunger strike and protesting against the conduction of Competitive exams.
— NDTV (@ndtv) August 26, 2020
Congress students’ wing’s National President Neeraj Kundan are protesting ahead of the NSUI office in Delhi along with 10 other protesters. Along with Postponement of exams student Union also seeking a fee waiver in universities, considering the pandemic.
Neeraj said, “The government isn’t listening to the students’ demand. It is unfair for them to conduct examinations during this time. Along with the pandemic and the lockdown, floods have also devastated many places in the country.”
All India Congress Committee president Sonia Gandhi has called up for a meeting of the Chief Ministers of Congress-ruled states in order to seek a postponement of the issue at the same time. Congress senior or young simultaneously protesting against postponement.
Lokesh Chugh, National Media in-charge, NSUI said, ” The Students are quite happy we are raising a voice against these unfair exams. These exams have to be postponed.” When Media inquired if it is a good idea to step out of their homes and conduct a public protest, given that the COVID protocols are in place.
He said further, “If the government thinks that the students can come out of their homes and write the exams, we can go out and protest against it too.” He added that all the protestors are wearing masks and are maintaining social distancing while protesting.
Neeraj said, “Postponement wouldn’t mean that the students would lose an academic year. The first in the country to promote students without exams were the IITs. Never would these institutions have thought that they would have to resort to such a measure. But these are desperate times and they call for desperate measures.”
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