Uncertainty has surrounded UGC NET 2021 examination when it was reported that the Hindi paper scheduled to be held on December 26, 2021, was allegedly leaked. AISA(All India Student Association) has accused that Hindi paper of UGC NET was leaked a day before the examination. As soon as this news broke, aspirants across the nation have started questioning the trustworthiness of the organization.
In a bid to express their solidarity with the students affected by this, the student body AISA has staged protests across multiple UGC offices. Apart from this, today the AISA has also submitted its request letter to the Additional Secretary of UGC. Through this letter, AISA has sought to conduct the re-examination for the Hindi paper as soon as possible, it has also asked the commission to probe a high-level inquiry into the whole matter. A lot of students were also found holding placards demanding revoking the exam tender from NTA as it is not a trustworthy agency for conducting exams like NET.
As per the latest developments, till now the Jind police has arrested a total of 9 accused including a CRPF constable who is thought to be the mastermind behind this incident. The police have said that leaked question papers were sent to students via WhatsApp and in return, the accused have charged INR 3 lakh from each student. There are other proofs that says a coaching class in Haryana is also involved in this whole racket.
The police have registered an FIR and it has sent the FIR copy along with the 150 Hindi question papers retrieved from the students to UGC for verification. As the investigation progresses more details regarding the case shall be disclosed.
Similar protests are witnessed on Twitter, where students are tweeting against NTA and raising the demand of conducting the re-exam for Hindi paper in a transparent manner. The students have been tweeting their opinions with the hashtags, #UGCNETpaperleak, #Hindi NETpaperleak. A lot of students are also demanding revoking the exam conducting rights from NTA as it is not a reliable agency anymore.