Will NEET protect 50% reservation for girls in J&K, asks Omar

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SRINAGAR: Working president of the main opposition National Conference (NC) Omar Abdullah wanted to know if girls students will continue to get reservation of 50 per cent seats in the state under National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET).
The former Chief Minister has already alleged that Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) coalition government has shown carelessness in taking timely action to prevent the extension of NEET to Jammu and Kashmir.
Though almost all separatist organisations have opposed extension of NEET to the state, the hardline Hurriyat Conference (HC) has alleged that it was a conspiracy against the students of the Muslim majority state.
The state government has already filed a petition in the Supreme Court, seeking exemption in view of the special status of the state in the union of India. Taking to micro blogging site Twitter Mr Abdullah said “ Don’t know about other states but J&K reserves 50% seats in medical collages for girls. Will #NEET protect this opportunity our girls get?”.
However, his tweet evoked mixed response as one of them said “ It is 33% in Maharashtra”, “ However, girls in medical colleges are already more than 50%”. “NEET will provide the merit list. Seat can still be distributed per state reservation policy.
What’s the issue?” said another tweet. However, one of the tweet alleged “Other states reserves 50% to those who secure less than 50% marks and donates murderers to society”, “ most places it’s 50% It’s to have enough female doctors… nothing to be political about it “, said another.
“NEET is against the interests of our students and clearly goes against the spirit and essence of Jammu and Kashmir special status. The state government has shown a stunning sense of irresponsibility and lack of seriousness in dealing with this issue and 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,” Abdullah had said

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