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With numerous instances of cheating on the competitive medical entrance exam, the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test(NEET) 2021, being investigated. The students are demanding to conduct the NEET exam again. Social media users protesting using the hashtag #FAIRNEET. Protesters on social media demanded the test be rescheduled in light of the leak case. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sources informed that proxies were used during the NEET 2021 exam and that payments of 50 lakhs per candidate were made.
The Protest for Re-exam:
NEET was conducted on September 12, after the Supreme Court rejected the plea made by the aspirants to delay the exam. Nearly 16 lakh candidates appeared to take the NEET exam. Students are venting their frustration about the test via social media and tweeting the education minister as well as the NEET Director-General in hopes of having them reconsider the exam.
All India Students Federation (AISF) and National Students Union of India (NSUI) have also posted tweets about the controversies regarding the medical entrance test. The police and CBI have arrested a number of people in connection with the issue on the 12th of September. Jaipur police detained eight people who included a girl as the NEET aspirant. Seven others were detained for aiding her cheat in the exam.
DCP Richa Tomar said that the police detained 18-year old candidate Dineshwari Kumari, along with the Invigilator Ram Singh and in charge of the administrative unit of the exam center, Mukesh. Dineshwari kumari’s uncle as well as four other suspects were also detained for the investigation
The applicants to those who are applying for National Qualification and Entrance Examination (NEET) 2021 have asked for reconsideration for the entrance medical exam due to a fraudulent leak of paper. They took to Twitter as an online platform for social media that allows them to voice their opinions with the hashtag #FAIRNEET. The applicants are requesting that authorities remove the test and retest it with a higher level of security to stop more fraud. They argued that those who did their best to be admitted could be wasted. Students previously requested a CBI investigation into fraud. The NEET 2021 leak of paper was first reported by the Center of Rajasthan RIET University which was followed by several arrests by Rajasthan police. A few students have presented their representatives to the National Examination Authority (NTA) asking for re-examinations as well as a CBI investigation.