Fellow Indians, the official who are planning to conduct the examinations are not going to be held accountable for the death of any student They’re just going to blame it on poor social distancing practices.
They may be directing us to a death trap but they can’t force anyone to step inside.
Going to appear our exams is not the safest option and it’s not a risk we can take.
The decision to return to schools, colleges and other educational institution will cause more harm than good, taking into consideration the continuous increase in COVID-19 cases.
They are of the view that our lives are not that important than completing the academic year and writing exams.
Here are some questions-
1. Will they test every student before they are allowed to enter the school?
2. Cases just sprang up to its peak and your best response is to reopen religious places, malls in the name of "returning our lives to normality" at whose expense if I may ask? You're not in this situation so you're not bothered.
Hence, we undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) students across India are starting a hashtag campaign #StudentsLivesMatter demanding educational institutions to scrap their final year or final semester examinations for this year and should promote the students.
The campaign is gaining popularity across social media and students are citing their personal grievances and issues for the cancellation of the examinations. Earlier, several higher educational institutions including Delhi University and IITs had decided to promote the intermediate semester students. However, students are now anxious and worried that examinations will be held with the ongoing lockdown relaxations despite the COVID19 cases escalating every day.
Students from the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Telangana are participating actively in the campaign. Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari announced that examinations will be conducted after the Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had called for a complete cancellation of the examinations. Today, Maharashtra crossed the mark of China’s COVID19 recorded cases.
If our lives truly matter, Lets stand together and and join hands because #StudentslivesmatterIndia