A group of UPSC aspirants have written to Amit Shah requesting him to not announce any more Union Territories or states before the mains exam in Sept. Home Minister Amit Shah today announced abrogation of Article 370 which paved the way for two Union Territories: Jammu-Kashmir and Ladakh.
Many candidates who were done with their mugging up for the mains are now finding themselves in a difficult spot. “This totally came as a shock to me. At least our home minister should have waited for the exams to get over. And I am not sure if there could be further announcements,” he said.
A letter signed by candidates has also been sent to the Home Minister requesting him to stall any further announcements. “Students spend years preparing for these exams. They are the future of this country. At least have some consideration,” lamented another member of the group.
Sources say that coaching centers for UPSC exams were making a killing by holding special session for students. Hordes of students were seen exiting the popular Rau’s Study Circle. “The special session is on Article 370. The exams are just a month away and there is intense pressure on students to learn all about the Article. Classes are crammed,” said a Professor.
A similar class was held last month too when the the Karnataka MLA crisis was at its peak. Since then there has been a regular stream of students outside coaching centers.
Our reporter even met few students who have made the coaching class their home and haven’t seen their families for month. “I don’t remember how many times I have booked a ticket and cancelled it. I think all this will end only after the mains,” said a student.