By Line: Vinayak Heliwal
As Supreme Court amidst the coronavirus pandemic dismissed a petition regarding postponement of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main and National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) scheduled to be held in September, a young girl from Coimbatore committed suicide out of fear and anxiety before appearing for the exam
According to the police officials deceased R Subhshri was preparing for medical tests for the past two years as in her previous attempt she couldn’t get the minimum cut-off mark, she was preparing hard to crack it this year. Girl’s parent was left in shock after seeing her hanging in the room. The suicide cases are extensively piling up in the country as students are now more worried about their education, health, and career
Earlier on Monday Supreme Court stated that they cannot put the careers of the lakhs of students in jeopardy. During the judgment, Judge Arun Mishra said that ” life cannot be stopped. We have to move ahead with all safeguards’
As soon as the judgment was announced netizens flooded the social media showing they rage and anger against the Supreme Court decision as they feel that rising Coronavirus cases are a bigger concern right now and giving exams amidst the coronavirus is certainly not right and are against their safety. Netizens also complained about the issue of floods in Assam and Bihar which is a bigger obstacle for students to appear in the examination.
The Jee Main 2020 is scheduled to be held between 1-6 September whereas Neet 2020 to be conducted on September 13 with 25 lakhs students registered to appear in the examination.
The National Testing Agency instructed the students have to submit a self-declaration along with photographs proving they have not tested Corona positive and have not had any symptoms like dry cough, fever, etc.