Voices of protest against the NEET notification on capping of maximum attempts and age bar in NEET 2017 gained momentum in the coaching city when a group of NEET aspirants demonstrated in Kota demanding to recall the order. Kota City Police had to use mild force when the agitators tried to block the road.
NEET aspirants joined each other in conducting a rally which started from District Centre area of Kota and went to Talwandi Circle in protest of the NEET notification on Thursday night. Students and student leaders of University of Kota lead by Lokesh Gunjal, former President of University of Kota joined the NEET aspirants in their protest.
Agitators shouted slogans of ‘We Want Justice’ and slogans against the Medical Council of India (MCI) and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) which is organising NEET. Demonstrators flashed placards saying ‘CBSE hay hay, MCI hay hay‘ and ‘Pehle Notebandi, Ab NEETbandi‘. Aspirants criticised the CBSE’s decision to disallow aspirants taking the NEET exam more than 3 times.
“The decision has ruined our future as many aspirants who did not admission in NEET last year spent this year on improving their performance and marks in the coming NEET exam. The decision of capping the number of attempts in NEET is discriminatory,” said Vikas, an aspirant.
Agitators tried to block roads, following which, Kota police had to use mild force to control them.