New Delhi August 23 | SATYAGRAH Against Exams In COVID is trending in twitter and has garnered 4.55 million tweets. The students community have become united and putting up a strong front against the conduct of JEE Main and NEET exams during the pandemic.
The chorus to postpone the exam has also been joined by opposition parties and celebrities. Kapil Sibal from Congress highlighted various issues such as digital divide, issues in reaching the exam centre and supported postponement of JEE and NEET.
Subramanian Swamy has already supported the cause and today he has come out with 13 valid reasons to postpone the JEE Main and NEET. He highlighted various challenges such as logistical problems including food supply, flood situation in many states, far-flung exam centers, which will be a tedious affair for the students.
A student Siddhant Ojha Tweeted about the rising cases of COVID-19 and the increasing casualties due to the pandemic. He is supporting the cause and questions the authority “Does Indian lives have no value”.
Vishwanath Shah highlighted his concerns on transportation to reach the exam centre and pleaded the authorities to postpone the examination.
Parents are also supporting students fight to postpone exams during pandemic. Dibyajyoti Samanta Kumar shared his video protesting against NEET and JEE with his parents supporting his cause.
Students are in no mood to relent against their demand to postpone the exam and their concerns do seem genuine. There are many students who will face issues in reaching exam centres due to limited public transport and lack of private vehicles.
Many students will need to stay in hotels and lodges as they may not have exam centres close to their home. There is already limited availability of lodging during this time and no body can gurantee the safety of these places with regard to COVID-19 sanitization.
The exam authority can take care of students in the exam centres and during exams but there are enough externalities that will create challenges for students.
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