NEET-UG Examination in Manipur Postponed due to Law and Order Situation
The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is an entrance examination for students who wish to pursue undergraduate medical courses and dental courses in India. Every year, lakhs of students appear for this highly competitive exam, which is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). However, the recent law-and-order situation in Manipur has resulted in the postponement of the NEET-UG examination that was originally scheduled for Sunday. This decision was made by the NTA in response to a request from Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, the Minister of State for Education and a BJP MP from Manipur.
Dr. Singh had expressed concern about the safety of the candidates who were supposed to appear for the exam in Manipur. He had noted that the situation had improved with the arrival of central paramilitary forces and the mobilization of other resources to help quell the violence. However, he had still requested the NTA to consider rescheduling the exam in light of the ongoing unrest in the state.
As a result, the NTA has postponed the NEET (UG)-2023 exam for the 5,751 candidates who were scheduled to appear at the two centers in Manipur. The affected candidates will be informed of a new date for their exam in due course.
The current unrest in Manipur is related to a proposed plan to grant scheduled tribe status to the Metei community, which forms the majority in the state. This move has been met with opposition from Naga and Kuki tribals, who organized a ‘Tribal Solidarity March’ on Wednesday, leading to clashes. The situation has been tense, and the government has been taking steps to restore peace and normalcy in the state.
The decision to postpone the NEET-UG examination in Manipur has been welcomed by many students and their parents, who were concerned about the safety of the candidates in the current situation. However, this also means that the affected candidates will have to wait for a new date to take their exam, which could cause anxiety and stress for some.
It is important to note that the safety and security of the candidates should always be the top priority, and it is heartening to see that the authorities are taking steps to ensure this. At the same time, it is also important to ensure that the affected candidates are kept informed about the new date for their exam and provided with any necessary assistance.
In conclusion, the decision to postpone the NEET-UG examination in Manipur due to the ongoing law-and-order situation is a necessary step to ensure the safety and security of the candidates. While this may cause some inconvenience for the affected candidates, it is important to prioritize their well-being and provide them with the necessary support. The situation in Manipur is still tense, and it is hoped that steps will be taken to restore peace and normalcy in the state as soon as possible.