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'Speak up for Student Safety': Congress continues protests on Second Day against holding JEE, NEET exams
TIWN Aug 29, 2020
'Speak up for Student Safety': Congress continues protests on Second Day against holding JEE, NEET exams
PHOTO : Congress protested before Shiksha Bhawan. TIWN Pic Aug 29, 2020

AGARTALA, Aug 29 (TIWN): As Congress launches its nationwide protest against the JEE, NEET exams being conducted amid Covid-19, leader Rahul Gandhi shared a video of the campaign titled 'Speak up for Student Safety' on Twitter. In Tripura it is the second day that the Congress has staged protests against conducting of these examinations. A massive protest staged by the student wing of the Congress NSUI. In a statement AICC general secretary K C Venugopal said lakhs of students and parents from across the country are rightfully agitating and demanding postponement of the JEE-NEET exams, scheduled to be held in September.He said the government's decision to hold these exams during the COVID-19 crisis has created huge concern among the students and parents.

"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 during COVID-19 crisis has put the students in a state of extreme mental stress, the grim flood situation in states like Assam and Bihar will further put students from those states at a severe disadvantage," 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.

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