Those who are facing this strange situation are students of Urdu medium.
While NEET is conducted in ten languages and even though very few students appear through these languages, they are included.
Recently, two languages were added but Urdu has not been included.
The CBSE conducts the examination for admission in Medical colleges. Around 50,000 Urdu medium students from different states are supposed to appear in NEET.
Surprisingly, CBSE hasn't shown any concern towards these students. Shouldn't our ministers show concern for these students? While the case is in the court and hence it may take some more time, shouldn't the government realize the students' difficulties.
The discrimination is costing students their future. We request the CBSE to stop being rigid and allow Urdu medium students to appear. Hope, ministers will understand the gravity of the situation.
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Apart from Maharashtra, students from Karnataka, Telangana and some other states have also studied in school [junior college] in Urdu medium and for them it is a big shock that Urdu medium has been excluded.
The CBSE is condcuting the examination in Hindi, English apart from Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Oriya, Marathi, Kannada, Assamese and Bangla. The option of Urdu is not being kept despite substantial number of students.
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The petition in the court has sought that ministry of health and family welfare & CBSE be asked to allow Urdu too and students who want question paper in Urdu, must get it.
We urge Honorable Ministers Mr JP Nadda and Mr Prakash Javdekar to redress it, and include Urdu in NEET. Hope Honourable ministers Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, MJ Akbar will intervene and speak to ministers concerned and resolve the issue.
---SHAMS UR REHMAN ALAVI