NEET against spirit of J&K’s special status

Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today alleged the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test was against the spirit of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and called out PDP-BJP government’s “lack of seriousness” in taking timely action to prevent its extension to the state.
“NEET is against the interests of our students and clearly goes against the spirit and essence of J-K’s special status.
The state government has shown a stunning sense of irresponsibility and lack of seriousness in dealing with this issue. This has created apprehension and anxiety in the minds of our students when they should be solely focused on their academic pursuits and upcoming entrance examinations,” Omar said.
The National Conference working president was addressing a party workers’ convention in his constituency of Beerwah in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district.
He said such crucial issues deserve prompt, timely and undivided attention of the Chief Minister as even the “minutest callousness” has the potential of having far reaching political implications in a state like Jammu and Kashmir.
“Indolence and irresponsibility have become the two distinct traits of the PDP-BJP government and its top-level leadership,” he said.
Omar said that despite being aware of how NEET was against “the interests of our students” and “the spirit of the state’s autonomous character”, the PDP-BJP government did not move a petition in the Supreme Court until questions were raised in the media about the government’s lack of action.
“They were forced to move a petition in the Supreme Court,” the NC working president said.


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