It was a sad state of affairs when the so-called ‘democratic protesters’ took law in their hand; and tried to forcibly stop the willing candidates from appearing the exam. I believe after the decision of the court there was no reason not to appear for the exam. A proclivity towards breaking the rule of law or trying to hijack the exam process by force or deceit (lying) won’t work. It is totally understandable that they have chosen to not write the exam, but it is not convincing that they don’t want other aspirants to write as well. They should remember that their right is also their duty to respect the rights of the other party as well.
People in the responsible position should not demand cancellation of the ongoing process just by looking at the angry mob protesting. In a democracy, it is not about how loud you shout: it is about how ‘right’ you are in what you are doing. Yes, protesters voices need to be considered, but they should see whether there are any rationality and logic in the protest. One can easily deduct how logical or illogical the protest is! No doubt the environment for the exam is important, but then, it is we ourselves who create our own environment.
Almost, 900 candidates appeared for the exam in the first session of the first paper proves that the majority of the candidates were willing to write the exam. Also, many form the protesting candidates appeared, some protesters even brought their admit cards and pens. The fact that despite so much ruckus created by the boisterous and shrieking protesters, about 70 per cent is still appearing the exam, speaks tons for itself. The hard work of the serious candidates should not be sacrificed at the altar of some spurious and trumped-up demands.
Govt and concern authorities need to be strong in this testing time and not bog down by the protesters and their cacophony. Otherwise, it would send an wrong signal and the proclivity towards Mobocracy will rise. Also, before taking any decision, concern authorities must take notes of the hardship and hard work of those candidates who are appearing. It is better if the ball is kept in the Court of Law for the final decision. The Commission and govt should continue with the exam process until honourable Court directs otherwise.