The Protest by the Students is Legit: Kuldeep Rai Sharma

Report: Sumita Devi & Sajeet Mathai

Port Blair, July 15: The National Student’s Union of India (NSUI) today carried a massive protest in wake of the UGC Guidelines which states that the 3rd year students will have to give their exams in September. The protest was organized at the Gandhi Statue, Aberdeen Bazar where hundreds of youth members of NSUI led by its President, MA Sajid had gathered under the leadership of Kuldeep Rai Sharma, Member of Parliament, A&N Islands.

Speaking to Andaman Chronicle, Shri. Kuldeep Rai Sharma said that similar kinds of protests are being carried out by the NSUI in the various parts of the country. “The protests are legit”, said Kuldeep.

He also urged the Govt. of India, MHRD and UGC not to risk student’s lives during this corona virus pandemic. Anxiety, unrest, incomplete syllabus, inappropriate online teaching were the other concerns he cited.

The MP further advocated that the final year students should be passed according to their marks obtained in the internal assessment. He was also concerned about the fees, which the students are supposed to pay during this pandemic, which comes as a heavy burden to students especially those who belong to the economically weaker sections of the society.

When asked about the credibility issue that a final year student might have to face, the Member of Parliament said that this was a very unprecedented situation and thus the students must be given the due consideration.