Congress mentioned all these protest gatherings will happen following strict social distancing protocols. (Image for illustration)

State models of the Congress will likely be holding protests on Friday at 11 am in entrance of central authorities places of work at state and district headquarters, AICC basic secretary KC Venugopal mentioned.

  • News18.com
  • Last Updated: August 26, 2020, 11:45 PM IST

The Congress on Wednesday introduced that it’ll maintain countrywide protests on August 28 to oppose the federal government’s determination to maintain NEET, JEE exams through the pandemic. In a press release AICC basic secretary KC Venugopal mentioned the transfer is according to concerted opposition to this “dictatorial move” of the federal government.

State models of the Congress will likely be holding protests on Friday at 11 am in entrance of central authorities places of work at state and district headquarters, he mentioned. In a press release, Venugopal mentioned lakhs of scholars and fogeys from throughout the nation are rightfully agitating and demanding postponement of the JEE-NEET exams, scheduled to be held in September.  He mentioned the federal government’s determination to maintain these exams through the COVID-19 disaster has created enormous concern among the many college students and fogeys.

“Apart from the very obvious vulnerability to and risk of infection, the decision to hold the exams will undoubtedly make it increasingly difficult for students to appear for the exams due to the availability of limited transport and lodging during the pandemic.  “While holding exams throughout COVID-19 disaster has put the scholars in a state of maximum psychological stress, the grim flood scenario in states like Assam and Bihar will additional put college students from these states at a extreme drawback,” he said.

Venugopal said all these protest gatherings will take place following strict social distancing protocols issued by the respective health and civic authorities.  He said the party has also decided to organise a massive nationwide online campaign, #SpeakUpForStudentSaftey on the same day from 10 am onwards, through videos and posts protesting this decision, on any of the social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube.

Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said health and safety of 25 lakh students are being jeopardised in the ensuing JEE, NEET exams as students are protesting across the country. He also wondered why the government was “refusing to hear to their grievances, deliberate upon them and discover a resolution acceptable to all”.

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Posing a set of questions, Surjewala requested who will “oversee that the guidelines and protocols do not remain an empty paper formality”. He additional requested what particular preparations have been made for college kids of flood affected Bihar and Assam.

There has been rising refrain for postponement of the NEET-JEE exams.


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