Bhuvan Bam, CarryMinati Support Demands for Postponing JEE, NEET
“Why to put student life at risk and not wait for situation to get a bit normal,” asked Bhuvan Bam.
YouTubers Bhuvan Bam, Ashish Chanchlani, CarryMinati, among a host of other social media influencers, have come out in support of students demanding the postponement of JEE Main and NEET UG slated in September. They say that conducting exams for around 25 lakh aspirants during the coronavirus pandemic may “put the lives of students at risk”.
Taking to Twitter, Bhuvan Bam asked, “Are NEET and JEE exams getting postponed? While everyone is required to stay home and work, why to put student life at risk and not wait for situation to get a bit normal?”
YouTuber CarryMinati – whose actual name is Ajey Nagar – tweeted that requests being made by aspirants to postpone JEE Main and NEET UG scheduled in September are not excuses but a genuine call, given the COVID-19 situation in India.
Not just Bhuvan Bam and CarryMinati, YouTuber Ashish Chanchlani, too, threw his weight behind the students.
Referring to a recent incident in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore, where a 19-year-old NEET aspirant died by suicide, allegedly due to fear of exams, Chanchlani asked, “Are exams more important than the lives of students?”
What did the Supreme Court say about JEE, NEET?
The YouTubers’ tweets in support of students comes days after a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court dismissed a petition seeking the postponement of JEE Main and NEET UG till the situation returns to normal.
The bench had said that students would lose an entire academic year if exams were not held in time. “If exams are not held, won’t it be a loss to the country? Students will lose the academic year,” the court noted.
Aspirants Say Thank You With Memes
Sad at the court’s dismissal of their petition, students found a ray of hope after receiving support from these influencers and thanked them with memes.
JEE Main examination will be held between 1 and 6 September, JEE advanced on 27 September, and NEET (UG) 2020 on 13 September.
But Not Everyone Agrees
While many support the postponement of exams, there were others who do not agree.
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