NEET-UG 2021: Despite demands from a section of students to postpone the NEET-UG 2021 exam, the entrance exam for admission to MBBS and BDS programs will be conducted on September 12 following the COVID-19 protocol. However, ahead of the crucial exam, rumors of question paper leak have surfaced, leaving thousands of medical aspirants furious. Also Read – NEET 2021 Latest Updates: What Candidates Should and Shouldn’t Wear to the Exam Hall Check Dress Code for NEET Exam
Notably, a news channel had conducted an alleged ‘sting operation’ in which a fraud mafia was seen dealing with NEET question papers. In a two-hour-long sting #OperationNEET, the news channel alleged that the fraud mafia demanded 25-30 lakhs for SC-ST seats in government or private medical colleges and 60-70 lakhs for general category seats. . However, the channel does not ‘verify’ its claims. Also Read – NEET UG 2021 Latest Updates: Is the question paper leaked a day before the exam? NTA rejects claim, issues clarification
Following this, All Digihunt Students Federation (AISF), National Students Union of Digihunt (NSUI) and others took to Twitter and demanded a high-level inquiry into the matter using the hashtag #OperationNEET. Also Read – JEE Advanced 2021 Registration From Tomorrow; Here is a list of required documents
AISF tweeted, “#OperationNEET report is really grim, we cannot allow education mafia to take advantage of systematic loopholes that make lakhs of marginalized students vulnerable, Dharmendra Pradhan must look into the matter And a high level inquiry committee should be constituted after verifying the report at the earliest”, tweeted AISF.
report of #Operationneet Seriously indeed, we cannot allow the education mafia to take advantage of the systematic loopholes that leave lakhs of marginalized students vulnerable, @dpradhanbjp The matter should be looked into at the earliest after validating the report and a high level inquiry committee should be constituted
— AISF (@AISFofficial) September 10, 2021
Echoing similar comments, NSUI said, “Things are very serious in #OperationNEET, as we can see that seats are being sold at higher rates. This is a complete failure of Modi government, the way the government is playing with the future of lakhs of students is really shameful. We demand a high level inquiry into this matter.”
things come #Operationneet Very serious, as we can see the seats are being sold at high rates. This is a complete failure of Modi government, the way the government is playing with the future of lakhs of students is really shameful. We demand a high level inquiry into this matter.
— nsui (@nsui) September 10, 2021
Congress leader Pradeep Mathur also targeted the Narendra Modi-led government. He said, “Neet papers were leaked and seats were sold with high rates #OperationNEET Meanwhile students who have financial problems and are hardworking. #ModiHaiToFailureHai.”
— Pradeep Mathur (@pradeepmathurUP) September 10, 2021
Later, all speculations were put to rest after National Testing Agency (NTA) Director General Vineet Joshi asked students not to believe in such ‘fake’ reports.
“It is fake. Students are advised not to believe such news,” Digihunt TV Digital quoted Joshi as saying.
In 2017, five people were detained for allegedly leaking NEET question paper. It was revealed in the police investigation that the accused used to assure admission to the students in medical colleges under the management quota.