Now, NSUI writes to Modi to postpone NEET, JEE

NEW DELHI: Amid the refrain in opposition to holding the Nationwide Eligibility cum Entrance Take a look at (NEET) and the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), the NSUI on Friday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to demand their postponement, citing the hazard to the lives of scholars amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

“With about 26 lakh college students registered for the doorway exams and lakhs of final-year college students, the train will lend a lot higher risk to the unfold of Covid-19,” Nationwide College students Union of India (NSUI) Nationwide President Neeraj Kundan wrote within the letter to the Prime Minister.

Kundan stated that the train wouldn’t solely put the candidates’ lives in danger but additionally of individuals/dad and mom accompanying them to the examination centres.
“Moreover, the cycle won’t ever stop and solely act as a catalyst, endangering extra weak lives,” the NSUI chief stated.

Kundan questioned how the authorities would guarantee social distancing with such a lot of individuals. “If it isn’t ensured correctly, it will likely be an invite to a well being hazard or a ‘man-made catastrophe’,” he stated.

The NSUI chief highlighted that public transport, together with trains, remained suspended as a result of pandemic. “In such a state of affairs, it will likely be tough for college kids to journey as we noticed after the discharge of JEE corridor tickets,” he stated.

Kundan stated that just a few states have been battling a flood disaster too. “I humbly request the Prime Minister to look into these prime considerations. I hope that he’ll take the very best determination, as college students’ security is of paramount concern.”

BJP MP Subramanian Swamy too has sought Modi’s intervention to postpone the NEET and the JEE until Diwali, and warned of suicides by youths in any other case. Earlier, Swamy had spoken to Training Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on the matter.

On Monday, the Supreme Courtroom had rejected a plea for the postponement of the 2 entrance exams as a result of coronavirus outbreak. The courtroom stated that life has to go on regardless of the virus outbreak and that it couldn’t put the careers of scholars in jeopardy by interfering within the Nationwide Testing Company’s determination to carry these in September.

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