Lucknow: Lathi-Charge Against Samajwadi Party Workers Protesting Against NEET, JEE Exams
Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav in a tweet called it a 'bloody attack' not a lathi-charge against SP workers who took to the streets in protest against the exams during the coronary period. 'Today every family with children is worried,' Yadav further said.
Lucknow: Samajwadi Party's student wing protests outside party office against NEET examination, police resort to lathi-charge after face-off with protesters. Around 100 SP members detained by @lkopolice pic.twitter.com/0SrKWHyork— Samarth (@samsrivastava31) August 31, 2020
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कोरोनाकाल में परीक्षा कराने के विरोध में सड़कों पर उतरे सपा के कार्यकर्ताओं पर लाठीचार्ज नहीं ‘ख़ूनी हमला’ हुआ है.— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) August 31, 2020
आज बाल-बच्चोंवाला हर परिवार चिंतित है. सबका साथ का दावा करनेवाले अकेले लोगों की मनमानी कब तक चलेगी. #StudentLivesMatter#JEENEET@PTI_News@ANI@HSnewsLive pic.twitter.com/G6LPNpOiZK
In another tweet, Akhilesh Yadav wrote that 'the manner in which the aspirants from all over the country have expressed their objection by showing their 'displeasure', it has made it clear that the concerned youth and parents also want the ruling parties to give up their pride and listen to the demands of the family.'
Earlier on Friday, Samajwadi Party workers staged a sit-in protest against the cancellation of JEE-NEET exams at Raj Bhawan, even then the police lathi-charged the SP workers. However, despite such action, demonstrations are going on in many states including Lucknow. Many Chief Ministers are also openly opposing it. At the same time, the central government is adamant about holding the examination citing "students' future". The Ministry of Education claims that all the necessary preparations for the examination have been taken. The JEE examination starts from September 1, while the NEET exam will be conducted on September 13. Millions of students from across the country will take part in the engineering and medical entrance exams.
जिस प्रकार देशभर के परीक्षार्थियों ने अपनी ‘नापसंदगी’ दर्शाकर अपना रोष दर्ज किया है, उसने साफ़ कर दिया है कि चिंतित युवा और अभिभावक भी चाहते हैं कि सत्ताधारी अपना दंभ त्यागकर परिवारवालों की माँग सुनें. याद रहे पलटे हुए अंगूठे सत्ता भी पलट देते हैं.— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) August 31, 2020
ये जनतंत्र है; मनतंत्र नहीं.