National Students Union of India (NSUI) activists on Tuesday staged a protest outside the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) here to protest against UGC guidelines for universities to conduct final-year exams in September.
Around hundred NSUI activists led by its national President Neeraj Kundan participated in the protest, and were later detained by Delhi Police and taken to Mandir Marg Police Station.
Speaking to reporters, Kundan said: “When Parliament functioning has been suspended due to Covid-19 pandemic, why are students being forced to sit in exams even as the country has over 11 lakh Covid-19 cases?”
He alleged that the Union government was not worried about the safety of students.The NSUI leader further said that when institutions such as IITs could promote their students to the next class, why was MHRD and UGC not doing the same with university students.
Kundan said that students were a waiting completion of their degree courses but the whole matter has been delayed by government.
“It’s already very late for the students and further delay will bring more economic pressure on parents of such students. The students are worried and so are their parents. Due to Covid-19, people are already suffering a lot in many ways.By forcing students now to appear in exams more mental pressure has been brought on the students and their families,” he added.