Student groups in Manipur strongly oppose Centre's move to conduct JEE-NEET examinations

Students across the country should unite against the anti-student government and its policies, student organisations in Manipur said.

The Students’ Federation of India (SFI), the All India Students’ Federation (AISF), the All India Students’ Association (AISA), the All India Student Bloc (AISB) and the PSU have opposed the central government’s decision to conduct JEE-NEET examinations for admission to professional courses across the country.

The number of infected as well as the number of deceased is increasing everyday and it is an extremely insensitive move by the government, completely neglecting the health of the students, a release stated.

The student bodies condemned the autocratic move by the BJP government and called for a nationwide protest in all forms on Wednesday, it stated.

The students across the country should unite against the anti-student government and its policies, it mentioned. It is an appeal before the Supreme Court to rethink its decision for the sake of the students, it added.

Meanwhile, in Meghalaya, the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee on August 29 held a protest in Shillong demanding the postponement of the JEE-NEET examinations due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The programme began with a “massive” online campaign – Speak up for Student Safety – followed by the main protest led by Meghalaya Congress Working President James Lyngdoh at Congress Bhawan here.

In his address, Lyngdoh regretted that the Centre was “trying to bulldoze their plan of holding JEE-NEET against the interest of the students”. He deplored that the government “has not made suitable transport facilities for all candidates and feared that in the process the poor and the students of the remote areas would be left out.”

 

First Published:Aug. 31, 2020, 10:32 a.m.