Bhat, JKSA demand setting up of NEET exam centers in J&K

Srinagar: The PDP leader Niazmuddin Bhat and Jammu and Kashmir Students Association (JKSA) – a body of Kashmiri students on Wednesday demanded setting up of NEET examination centers in Jammu and Kashmir.
In a statement issued here, Bhat sought the intervention of governor and said the aspirants from Jammu and Kashmir would be put to inconvenience if their exam centers are not changed from outside state locations to Valley and Jammu.
He said in the given circumstances where students from the state are facing hostilities from miscreants, it will be inimical to aspirants as they will be exposed to risks.
JKSA urged the governor and HRD Ministry to take up the issue of arranging NEET examination centre in the Kashmir Valley.
In a statement, the spokesperson of association Nasir Khuehami said that the NEET centres for Kashmiri students should be arranged in the Kashmir Valley. He said as a maximum number of students have been allotted centres outside Kashmir, it becomes difficult for them to appear in the examination. He also termed the decision as sheer injustice with the students.
“It will be very inconvenient for the Kashmiri Students to travel all the way and spend money on accommodation in other states if their examination centres are not arranged here. This is a grave situation especially for the students belonging to the average income group who can’t afford on travel and accommodation,” he said.