JEE Main and NEET 2020: 6 states file review petition in SC against plea dismissal

JEE Main and NEET 2020: Six states including Punjab, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Bengal, and Chhatisgarh have filed a review petition in the top court on the decision of carrying forward the JEE Main, NEET examination next month.

The National Test Agency has released the admit cards for the NEET examination 2020. This year amidst the COVID-19 around 15.97 lakh candidates has registered themselves to appear in the examination. This examination has turned out to be a national as well as an international issue as it involves a huge risk to conduct a national exam during the pandemic. The whole matter got hype last week when the top court refused to entertain the plea demanding to postpone the entrance examination.

Social media platforms like Twitter are flooded with anger on the examination schedule as it may put the lives of many students at risk. On the other hand, National Testing Agency(NTA) has geared up to conduct the examination on the set date. Ten lakh masks, 10 lakh pairs of gloves, 1,300 infrared thermometer guns, 6,600 litres of hand sanitizer, and an equal amount of disinfectant liquid, 6,600 sponges, 3,300 spray bottles and 3,300 cleaning staff which costs around Rs 13 crore has been arranged.

Opposition leaders are continuously opposing this decision of the ministry and they are now on protesting against the examination conduct. Recently, Jharkhand’s CM Hemant Soren writes to Union Education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal to consider postponing the examination. Environment activist Greta Thunberg also took to Twitter and urged from the Indian government to postpone the entrance examination. Ramesh Pokhriyal said that over 17 Lakhs students have already downloaded the admit card and it shows that students want the examination to be conducted.

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