Another such instance took place when a signature campaign was started in order to know how many people really want to postpone the exam. As many as 22,946 people have signed the petition and the number is still going up.
The Supreme Court while hearing a petition filed by Sumanth Nookala that sought the postponement of NEET UG after other already scheduled exams by CBSE said, “We will not entertain this petition. We do not want uncertainty. Let the exam continue.”
The petition opposed the NEET UG schedule by contending that subjected entrance test date is clashing with the other important exams such as — Odisha JEE (September 6 to 18), ICAR AIEEA 2021 UG (for BSc admissions on September 7, 8, 13), CBSE Class 12 improvement and compartment exams from August 25 to September 15.
Some students said that the ICAR exam on September 13 is just a day after NEET UG and it would be impossible for students to travel from one centre to another in a day.
Many other students are citing that the Covid 19 cases in Kerala are still reported in large number and NEET is conducted at national level, so student from Kerala and other states that are still critical in terms of Coronavirus cases would be in danger.
Earlier, Congress leader has in his scathing attack on centre government, demanded the postponement of NEET UG. Gandhi tweeted that, “GOI is blind to students’ distress. Postpone #NEET exam. Let them have a fair chance.”
Senior Congress leader also criticised the decision of conducting NEET UG and termed it as “disgrace” to Covid 19 warriors. Tharoor in his tweet said, “The NEET exams show our Govt in a poor light: unresponsiveness to genuine concerns; admit cards not delivered to aspirants in time; failure to provide centres in towns they reside, thus requiring unnecessary & risky travels. What a disgrace to treat our #Covid warriors like this!”