Mumbai - Samajwadi Party Maharastra president Abu Azmi has demanded that the national level medical entrance examination - NEET- be held in the Urdu language as well.
According to Azmi, around 11,000 students in the state study science subjects through the Urdu medium. There are around 156 junior colleges in Maharashtra which teach subjects exclusively in Urdu. Yet, Urdu is not included in the languages for the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) examination. NEET is conducted in eight different languages including Hindi, English, Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil and Assamese. Azmi, who has written to the authorities concerned about the issue, says, "Muslim students are facing a lot of trouble due to this issue."