Students in India using Twitter to protest against hosting examinations

Twitter is a great platform to express opinions and feelings for others. Students in India using Twitter to express their concerns about examinations ( JEE and NEET) scheduled for this September. Over the weekend, students took to Twitter, urging the government to postpone the crucial entrance examinations.

On Sunday, anguished students and parents, concerned over the health risk that such large-scale exams would pose amid the raging pandemic, took to Twitter to express their disappointment. Over 6 million tweets recorded and students continued to add different hashtags like #SATYAGRAH_AgainstExamsInCovid – “Satyagrah (resistance) against exams In COVID” on Twitter.

Trends like “Students Ke Mann Ki Baat” and “Student Lives Matter” also garnered a spot on trends list on social media.

Rahul Gandhi – congress party leader supports students’ virtual protests against exams. “Today lakhs of students are saying something. The GOI must listen to the ‘Students Ke Mann Ki Baat’ about NEET, JEE exams and arrive at an acceptable solution”

The NEET-UG 2020, the entrance exam for government-run medical colleges and universities, is scheduled for September 13. JEE-Main, on the other hand, will be held between September 1 and 6. The National Testing Agency (NTA), which conducts these exams, has said that more than 6.4 lakh candidates have downloaded their admit cards for JEE-Main, which is the nationwide engineering entrance examination.

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